Hartlepool boss Mick Wadsworth has not ruled out the possibility of Nolberto Solano extending his contract at the end of the season.
The 37-year-old Peruvian suggested he was in his final year as a player when he signed a 12-month contract with Pools in the summer, but Wadsworth believes Solano is performing well enough to carry on.
Wadsworth told the Hartlepool Mail: "Nobby is such a clever footballer, he will play as long as he wants to.
"He's never been a quick player, so you can't say his legs have gone. As a footballer gets into his mid and late 30s it's a blessing when they've been an intelligent player with all that ability, such as Nobby.
"It shows he has played with his brain and been a very clever player over the years. So losing pace is not a big issue to him. I think he could carry on playing, but that's up to him."
Solano, who first arrived in English football in 1998 when Newcastle signed him from Boca Juniors for almost £2.5million, has also played for Aston Villa, West Ham, Leicester and Hull and had a second spell at St James' Park from 2005 until 2007.