Revealed: 87% of Newcastle fans want free agent Marchisio

Loads of Newcastle fans have been discussing a move for free agent Claudio Marchisio, and a whopping 87 per cent are calling for a move.

The Chronicle recently published a piece about players who are still available on free transfers, and Newcastle fans were calling for the Magpies to swoop for Hatem Ben Arfa.

While the illustrious Frenchman may be a glamorous and exciting signing, it would make a lot more sense to move for Marchisio, who is a free agent after leaving Juventus.

The 55-cap Italian legend has left Turin after 13 years with the Italian giants, and is on the hunt for a new club.

At 32, the midfielder still has a couple of good years left in him, and as Mo Diame has not continued his fine form from last season, Newcastle should definitely throw their hat into the ring.

The 5 ft 11 in midfielder can do a little bit of everything, and his title-winning experience and years of playing at the top level could probably help Jonjo Shelvey kick up a gear or two.

Fans are certainly fond of the idea, as a huge 87 per cent called for a move. You can find the full poll results down below…