Yesterday we documented how former West Ham striker Carlton Cole and ex-Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz were currently without clubs and that got us thinking, what other free agents are out there for Newcastle United to snap up?
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and while looking about for players to sign who currently don’t have a club could be seen as scraping the bottom of the barrel, I’d take almost anyone right now.
The transfer window might be shut but that doesn’t stop clubs from signing free agents and while Alan Pardew has already named his 25-man squad, Newcastle have one spot left, so a new player would be able to slot in straight away.
I wonder if Pardew left that spot open for anyone in particular and if Newcastle have their eye on someone specific?
There is a surprising amount of talent still available, both within English football and from across the continent.
Here are five free agents still available…