Former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman has left French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain by mutual consent.
Mateja Kezman – too old at 31
Kezman joined PSG in the summer of 2008 from Fenebahce scoring 10 goals in 53 total appearances for the Paris club, and only two goals in his last 18 games over the last 14 months.
So it looks like the Serbian striker agreed to leave PSG because he wasn’t producing the goods, and while Newcastle will always be interested in any good free agent that becomes available, we have to think that Mateja at 31 is too old and past his best, to be brought to Tyneside.
The Serbian has had a long and successful career and played at Radnicki Pirot, Loznica, Sartid Smederevo, Partizan, PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit Saint Petersburg on loan.
In his career so far he has played 456 first class games with 231 goals – an excellent goals to games record – and has represented the old Serbia and Montenegro 47 times with 17 goals.
The news suggests that Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle may be interested in the striker, but we doubt Newcastle will be in for this player, even though he would now cost nothing in transfer fees.
A PSG club statement was issued yesterday:
“Paris Saint-Germain and Mateja Kežman have agreed to terminate the player’s contract. The club would like to thank Mateja for his professionalism during his time with PSG and wish him success in the remainder of his career.”
It seems that Newcastle are only interested in players around 26 or younger, but of course there are always exceptions to that policy, and 35 year-old Sol Campbell proved to be one of those last summer, but we don’t think that will be the case for Kezman.
What do you think?