Which of these 11 free transfers would you take to Newcastle?
If you’re being honest then pretty much all of these players listed below would improve Newcastle’s team, with the possible exception of Glen Johnson and Brad Friedel, although as number two to Tim Krul I would snap your hand off.
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All eleven of these Premier League players are going to be out of contract as it stands at the minute and have been highlighted by Sky as potential summer targets for other PL clubs.
The question is, would Mike Ashley go for them?
The age that each player will be at the start of August (and the season) is in brackets:
Brad Friedel (44 years old) Tottenham
Glen Johnson (30) Liverpool
Ron Vlaar (30) Aston Villa
Kolo Toure (34) Liverpool
Jon Flanagan (22) Liverpool
James Milner (29)Manchester City
Mathieu Flamini (31) Arsenal
Abou Diaby (29) Arsenal
Danny Ings (23) Burnley
Emmanuel Adebayor (31) Tottenham
Didier Drogba (37) Chelsea
Danny Ings is a no-brainer and Newcastle are allegedly interested in him, whilst Jon Flanagan has had loads of injuries at Liverpool.
The other nine are all older than Ashley’s usual age limit but surely needs must this summer if Newcastle are to get back on track in any way.
Players such as Vlaar, Milner, Toure and Drogba (even though he’ll be 37) would be massive assets, even if only short-term.
Major surprise though if Mike Ashley strays away from his usual formula.