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Moving for bargain Premier League veteran would be just what doctor ordered for Newcastle fans

Newcastle United are certainly at risk of the drop this season, with Rafa Benitez’s side lying just two points clear of the relegation zone.

The Magpies are in trouble, yet despite their side’s sticky situation towards the foot of the table, fans here in The Transfer Tavern are confident that their Spanish boss can lead the club to safety this semester. Always keen to chat all things Newcastle United, our landlord caught up with the Geordie boys in a chilly beer garden over a quick pint, with the transfer window at the top of the agenda. Fans are keen to see the club busy, and with Newcastle having conceded thirty goals this year, experience at the back appeared to be key to fans this month.

The club are set to have an extremely limited budget this month, and free agency may certainly be an option to explore in the coming weeks. With that in mind, our landlord can’t help but think that a short-term deal until the end of the season for Bacary Sagna wouldn’t be the worst move in the world. The 34-year-old has been without a club following the expiration of his Manchester City contract, and the Frenchman would jump at an opportunity to be handed a final chance in the Premier League.

Sure to be keen to work with Benitez, Sagna could become a reliable option at the back for Rafa’s side, and his experience could be key in their push for survival.

The player’s influence both on and off the field could play a significant role in the club’s season, and Benitez could sleep easy knowing that his signature would add serious depth to the back line at St James’ Park.

Magpies fans, let us know your thoughts!

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