Cairney is a regular performer for Fulham.
He can play on the right wing and as a number ten, both positions in which Newcastle lack depth.
With Mo Diame and Christian Atsu both away on international duty this winter, Cairney would give the squad great depth.
At 25 years old, Cairney is still young and can improve. He has four goals and two assists this season.
He is a very well rounded, technically gifted player. His pass completion this season exceeds 90%, impressive for someone who mainly operates in attacking positions.
Rafa Benitez has brought in technically gifted players before and Cairney’s excellent passing and dribbling could make him a potential target.