One name that has been put in the frame is Sebastian Bassong, not hard to make the connection as we are short of centre-backs and he is one who isn’t getting his game at the moment.
Whether there is any truth in this rumour is another matter but when a player has already been on the St.James’ Park books it gives it an extra dimension.
Peter Beardsley is the stand-out example of a player returning and arguably being even better than the first time around! However, Peter Beardsley was no ordinary player and I wouldn’t judge anybody else alongside him.
In the case of Bassong I thought he was outstanding for Newcastle in the relegation season and one of a small group of players who almost made up for the inadequacies of so many others.
The club were more than happy to pull in around £8m for a player who’d cost a pittance and after he left I thought he got a pretty raw deal off some supporters, in light of him being one of the few players who could hold his head up high after that disastrous season.
Bassong could be a real asset if he got off to a decent start on a potential return to Newcastle United, if the fans gave him the chance.