Allowed to leave: Newcastle must blow Roma out of water to sign Man City ace

Premier League experience

Finishing his seventh season with City, Kolarov has amassed a wealth of Premier League experience in that time, clocking up a huge 165 top-flight appearances for City.

City’s number 11 has been a part of two Premier League triumphs, and has even proved effective at the other end of the pitch with 11 goals and 23 assists.

Adding that kind of knowledge of England’s top division as well as his fruitfulness at the other end, Kolarov could be the key in seeing Newcastle avoid an instant return to the Championship.