Newcastle transfer news: Karl Darlow or Loris Karius could leave St. James' Park this month
Newcastle United prepare to face Fulham today in a battle of two of the league’s biggest overachievers.
Eddie Howe’s side currently sit in the Champions League spots, and will want to do everything possible to stay there in the coming months.
Newcastle’s first team is very settled right now, with injuries seemingly the only reason Howe ever rotates.
Given the Magpies are unbeaten in the league since August, it’s hard to see why he would ever make any drastic changes.
One of the players who has made the biggest impact since arriving at St. James’ Park is Nick Pope.
The former Burnley goalkeeper has been outstanding this season, keeping more clean sheets than any other Premier League goalkeeper.
His arrival did push Newcastle’s other goalkeepers down the pecking order.
Martin Dubravka joined Manchester United on loan, but he’s now returned after making just a handful of appearances.
For Darlow, it could be time to move on and find first team football elsewhere.
Darlow or Karius could leave Newcastle this month
The Sky Sports reporter gave the following update on Darlow’s situation at Newcastle: “There’s been no update on Karius when we’ve asked about him.
“One of them will stay. Either Darlow will go out and try and find regular football somewhere and they’ll keep Karius as the number three. Or Karius will be allowed to go and Darlow will just kind of be forced to be the number three.
“They’re not going to keep all three goalkeepers, one of them is going to leave.
“I think it depends on Darlow and whether he wants to go and play or if he’s content with being the number three goalkeeper.”
The £30k-a-week goalkeeper has been first-choice at Newcastle on two separate occasions.
He played more than 30 games as the Magpies stormed to the Championship title in 2017.
Darlow also played 25 times in the 2020/21 season with Dubravka picking up an injury.
He’s played just once this season in the Carabao Cup, but chances will be much harder to come by now that Dubravka has returned.
Darlow could now leave Newcastle this month to become either first choice or a back-up at another club.
Even if Newcastle decide to let Karius go too, the 32-year-old may now think his time at St. James’ Park is over.
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