News that former Arsenal and France great, Robert Pires, is available as a free agent, and that begs the question whether Newcastle may be interested.
Robert Pires – while at Arsenal – now a free agent
Pires has just turned 37, and obviously is well past his best, but he does provide some creativity that Newcastle are badly missing, since the injury to fellow Frenchman, Ben Arfa, just over 6 weeks ago.
The news this morning is that Gerrard Houllier may want to sign the French midfielder, who has been training at his old club Arsenal, as he tries to keep fit hoping that some club will sign him soon.
Pires wants to play again in England, and has even said that he would be willing to sign for a Championship side, as long as they were pushing for promotion.
The Reims-born winger played for Metz, Marseilles, Arsenal and Villareal in his club career, and played 79 times for France with 14 goals.
Somehow, we don’t think Newcastle will be interested.
But what do you think?