Robbie Elliott has taken to social networking site Twitter to suggest that Newcastle United should sign Aaron Hughes in the summer transfer window.
Hughes is without a club at the moment following a brief spell at A-League outfit Melbourne City.
The 36-year-old defender was in action for Northern Ireland at the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France.
The former Newcastle man played well for his country, who reached the last-16 stage of the prestigious competition.
The Magpies will play in the Championship next season following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
Elliott played with Hughes at Newcastle, and he believes that the former Aston Villa and Fulham defender would be a good signing for Rafael Benitez’s side.
Exactly. An incredible role model in the dressing room. No brainier https://t.co/TGvFfaA8gi— robbie elliott (@robbieelliott3) June 25, 2016
Hughes featured in three matches for Northern Ireland at the Euro 2016 finals in France.
The former Newcastle defender created one chance, had a pass accuracy of 62%, and won three headers and two tackles.
The former Queens Park Rangers and Brighton & Hove Albion defender showed that he can still do a job, but at 36, he may not be too attractive to Newcastle.