Andrei Arshavin admits he would be interested in joining Newcastle, should Sam Allardyce come calling in the January transfer window.
The talented 26-year-old was part of the Zenit St Petersburg team defeated by Everton on Wednesday night, a game which could prove to be his final appearance for his home-town club.
As England will testify, the Russian schemer is certainly a gifted performer and it would appear he is now ready to ply his trade in the Premier League.
Keen on deal
Newcastle have been credited as being long-term admirers and Arshavin's signature would likely sate a St James' Park crowd that craves entertainment.
Arshavin concedes that he is flattered by talk of Newcastle's interest.
"Of course I would like to play in England," he told the Daily Mirror.
"In Russia as well as England they are talking about Newcastle being interested in me and there has been no concrete offer.
"In principle if they made an offer I would be interested."