Cancelling his contract with Newcastle at the beginning of May, Sylvain Marveaux won’t be a name fondly remembered by Geordie fans in years to come.

Only making 38 Premier League appearances in nearly five years with the northern club, the winger really struggled with injuries during his time in England and never managed to break through.

A year long loan to Guingamp in 2014 showed he might still have something to offer to the French league, and now a free agent, a couple of teams across the Channel might end up being interested.

According to La Gazette des Transferts, one club who could have a serious go at tempting the left-winger to return to France on a permanent basis is Montpellier.

The Ligue 1 side, who finished seventh last season, already have his brother books, and it might end up being a case of Joris Marveaux having a word with his manager to convince him that taking a punt on his younger sibling could be worth it.

He’s on a free, after all.