Paul Robinson has urged Newcastle United target Phil Jones to leave Old Trafford this summer to reignite his stagnating career.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 28-year-old “still has a lot to give” despite a difficult few years with injury.
According to a report in The Mirror, Steve Bruce is keen for the centre-back to be part of his squad next season.
Jones has been restricted to just eight appearances this season after falling out of favour with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite signing a new contract last year.
Robinson recalled his time playing with the defender between 2019 and 2011 whilst together at Blackburn Rovers.
“He has had a difficult time with injuries. He has not played a lot of football this season.
“I played with him at Blackburn and he was a fantastic young centre-half who could also play in centre-midfield, holding midfield.
“It depends when the window opens but I think he is in a vulnerable position at Old Trafford. He still has a lot to give. He has been at Manchester United for a long time but is still of a good age. Anybody who has been at a club that length of time, it is worth a change.
“There is still a lot more for him to give. Playing without the pressure of Manchester United may kick him on for the latter part of his career.”
Following the announcement Euro 2020 is to be postponed until the summer of 2021, Jones may see a move to St. James as a gateway into Gareth Southgate’s plans.
The defender was last capped by England in the 2018 World Cup.
In other Newcastle United news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider latest injury will be a “massive” blow for Steve Bruce.