Tino Asprilla is eyeing a return to Newcastle United.
The Daily Mail says the 43-year-old Toon legend has claimed he is in talks with the clubâ€™s hierarchy to play a role at the academy and bring more Colombian talent and flair to Tyneside.
Asprilla, a controversial but popular member of Kevin Keeganâ€™s Entertainers from the late 90s, told Radio Antena 2 in South America that he is looking to establish a link between Newcastle and Colombia to offer youngsters a chance in the North East.
He revealed: "A year ago I spoke with Newcastleâ€™s owners about bringing over players from my coaching school in Colombia.
"It didnâ€™t happen due to some requirements of the English league but then, during informal meetings with fans, I said Iâ€™d be interested in returning.
"That encouraged the owners and three months ago they invited me over. Iâ€™m motivated and I like the city. I often accompany the team when they are travelling in England. It is a significant opportunity and hopefully something will materialise."