Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy insists that the club simply must not make a move to sign Phil Jones from Manchester United this summer.
The club have been linked with a potential swoop to sign the central defender in a deal that may not cost them a single penny, per 90min.
The report stated that United are willing to let Jones go for nothing should they receive an adequate proposal from an interested club.
Newcastle, of course, have already signed Joe Willock from Arsenal this summer but manager Steve Bruce is said to be a fan of Jones, believing that he has plenty to offer at the highest level still.
He is surplus to requirements at United and did not play for the club at all in the 2020/21 campaign.
Jones only played twice in 2019/20 too, and Kennedy has doubts over the central defender’s suitability to the Magpies in this transfer window.
Asked if he would avoid a move for Jones, Kennedy replied: “Personally, yes. I just think there’s too many question marks about Phil Jones.”