Robbie Elliott has transfer advice for Newcastle United

Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes prepares to take a throw in

Robbie Elliott suggests that Aaron Hughes would be a good signing for Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes

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.

Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes during the press conference

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.

Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes during the press conference

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.

Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes and Jonny Evans during training

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