Gael Clichy announced recently that he will be leaving Manchester City this summer when his contract runs out.
So the former Arsenal player will become a free agent and maybe he could be a decent signing for Newcastle, although a number of clubs will be interested in the 31 year-old left back.
Rafa has said he is interested in signing players with Premier League experience this summer and Gael has played a total of 316 games in the Premier League by our reckoning.
Gael Clichy – free agent this summer
However, Liverpool need a left back to replace James Milner next season and they are SkyBet favorites to sign the player and it’s only a short hop to Liverpool from Manchester, so that move could interest Clichy.
Liverpool have also qualified for the Champions League next season so they can offer him that too.
Newcastle are third favourites at 6/1 to sign the French International left-back.
It’s going to be difficult to challenge Liverpool for the player, but we need to bring in a left back to challenge Paul Dummett for the starting position next season.
It’s almost certain that both Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar will be leaving the club for pastures anew in the summer and anything Rafa can get for them will be plowed back into his transfer finds for this summer.
Gael could certainly do the job for Newcastle so we have to hope Rafa can persuade him to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside.
His wages are likely to be high after playing at City, but he’s a player we should try to sign – he would be a very good signing for us this summer given his vast experience.
What do you think?