As far as we know there hasn’t even been a hint that Newcastle are interested in Swedish International midfielder Kim Kallstrom, but nevertheless the Lyon player is available as a free agent this summer.
Kim Kallstrom – free agent at the end of June
The box to box left-footed Swede, who has played 72 times for Sweden, has a contract that runs out this summer with Lyon.
But the player will be 28 in August, and that may be too old for players Newcastle want to bring into the squad this summer.
It is expected that a full-back, central midfielder, winger and striker are four positions Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will want to strengthen this summer, but of course there seems to be little if any transfer funds available.
The 6′ Lyon midfielder began his career at Swedish clubs BK Häcken and Djurgårdens, before he moved to France in 2003 when he signed on at Stade Rennais.
He moved to Lyon in the summer of 2006, and has been there ever since, and has played 187 games with 17 goals for the French Champions, and he played 87 times for Rennes with 25 goals.
It seems to us he would add a touch of class to the Newcastle midfield, but as we said before, maybe he’s too old.
What do you think?