A couple of days ago we looked through the free agents still available, and we picked out 30 year-old former Aston Villa center-back Ron Vlaar as perhaps the one most suited to Newcastle, given our weakness in that position.
Classy French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff is also available after seeing out his five year contract at Lyon, but he suffered lots of injuries in France, and because of that we didn’t think he would be a good signing for Newcastle.
Ron Vlaar – 78% think we should sign this center-back
Injuries never seem to get better as you get older, but Gourcuff”s record at Lyon was still fairly impressive where he played 128 games with 19 goals and 29 assists over five years.
Maybe an option for Newcastle would be to sign him on a pay as you play deal?
With Ron Vlaar, a good 78% think Newcastle should be signing this powerful center-back, who stands almost 6ft 3ins tall, and is a good solid center-back who has a few good years left in him yet.
He was also a star for Holland at last year’s World Cup in Brazil.
But Ron probably doesn’t come cheap as far as his wages go – but he would still be a decent bargain as a free agent.
What do you think?