Victor Valdes has been frozen out of the Manchester United squad, and it does not look like he has a future at Old Trafford.
According to a report in The Mirror earlier this month, the former Barcelona goalkeeper is open to joining Newcastle United in the January transfer window.
The Chronicle has since claimed that Newcastle will not make an approach for the Spain international, but they should.
With Tim Krul out for the rest of the season, Valdes will be a good signing for the Magpies for the second half of the campaign.
Rob Elliot is deputising for the Netherlands international at the moment, and the United goalkeeper will certainly be an upgrade on him.
Valdes has not played much football since leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2014, and there have also been injury concerns.
Wage demands of the 33-year-old will be massive as well, but for Newcastle signing a player of Valdes’ calibre and reputation will be a huge statement of intent.
The Spain international has won La Liga, the Champions League, the World Cup and the European Championship.
How many current Newcastle players have done that? How many current Premier League players have done that?
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they do not have a genuine superstar in their team.
Valdes’ presence in Steve McClaren’s squad will make the footballing world sit up and take notice of Newcastle.
If Newcastle have concerns about the Spaniard’s long-term fitness and wage demands, then perhaps they can hand him a contract for six months and then take it from there.