French newspaper L’Equipe have claimed that FC Porto have made a £4.5million offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp this summer, just a month after being linked with Newcastle United.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper is likely to be surplus to requirements this summer, after being loaned to Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2018-19 campaign.
He impressed in his home country. The three-time Germany international clocked up 45 appearances in all competitions as Frankfurt were eventually beaten by Euroapa League winners Chelsea on penalties in the semi-final.
French outlet Le 10 Sport claimed in June that Newcastle were interested in Trapp, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at PSG. It is believed that PSG wanted as much as £18million for his services.
However, Porto have looked to replace Iker Casillas – who has retired after suffering a heart attack – by offering a cut-price fee of £4.5million for Trapp. It remains to be seen how PSG respond.
TBR’s view – Dubravka could leave, Trapp ideal for Newcastle
With Martin Dubravka being linked with a £12million to the likes of Aston Villa and Tottenham this summer, Newcastle need to start shortlisting goalkeepers to replace the Slovak.
So, at £4.5million, Trapp is a bargain replacement. He boasts enormous quality, enough to have earned three Germany caps throughout his career. He is the ideal man to bring in, in place of Dubravka, on the cheap.