Veteran legend still has a season in the tank.
With Fabio Aurelio still out injured and Emiliano Insua a little raw for a long sting in the first team and the jury well and truly still out on Andrea Dossena, would a move for Roberto Carlos be a wise one?
Yes he’s 36 but he is super fit and has a wealth of experience and is available, perhaps most crucially given the financial state we are in, for free. Obviously this is only a short term solution but one that could well work wonders. It would be unfortunately too late for the Brazilian to be drafted into the Champions League, at least not the group stage but he could come in very handy for the long haul for a season that will hopefully stretch to 50+ games it would be a wise investment.
The former Real Madrid man is a three time Champions League winner and the holder of a World Cup Winners medal but hasn’t had a stint in the Premier League and I am sure he would jump at the chance. He could also be on hand to help build up the talents of the likes of Insua and the absence of a fee would make it viable to pay what would probably be a hefty salary.
Our 20 year old Argentine left back has displayed great potential when called upon but it would be unwise to burn him out too soon and even though Aurelio is soon to make a comeback a move for someone in the caliber of Roberto Carlos on a one year deal would still make sense.
The likes of Notts County are sniffing around but I don’t see the left sided player sinking that low and could fancy the chance of one last spell in the limelight. This is a player who competed in last seasons Champions League and took part in over 50 games last term of Fenerbache so is clearly still able to perform at a very high level.