Last summer we were linked heavily with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, but nothing came of that.
The 32-year-old 6ft 3ins center-back joined Fenerbahce from Liverpool two years ago, and he’s played 79 games for them with 6 goals and 3 assists.
The Turkish publication Fotomac is reporting that Martin Skrtel has been offered to Newcastle this summer.
The report is that Fenerbahce want to offload the defender and the question most people would have is why do they want to do that?
32-year-old Fenerbahce center-back Martin Skrtel
Skrtel could be on big wages although the player would offer massive Premier League experience to the Newcastle team, although his career has only a few years to run.
So it would depend on his wages and transfer fee whether Newcastle would be interested in taking up the Fenerbahce offer.
Rafa will know how well his former player has performed last season in Turkey, but we would be a bit surprised if Skrtel, who plays on the Slovakia team with Martin Dubravka, arrives at Newcastle this summer.
If he does arrive, it’s probably because of his vast experience and leadership that Rafa wants him on Tyneside.
While at Liverpool for eight seasons from 2008 he played 320 times for the Reds with 18 goals and 6 assists.
The Slovakian captain has also played 97 times for his country with 6 goals.
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