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Report: Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow admired by Blackburn

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Report: Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow admired by Blackburn

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow is reportedly attracting interest from Championship club Blackburn Rovers.

According to Sky Sports, Blackburn are looking for a replacement for David Raya as he nears a switch to Brentford.

It is understood that the Magpies shot-stopper is non their radar, but they are yet to make an official bid.

Darlow, who earns £25,000-a-week (Spotrac), was the number two option at Newcastle in goal last season and had to watch teammate Martin Dubravka shine in net.

The 28-year-old managed just one senior appearance across all competitions and that came in a defeat against his former club Nottingham Forest.


He’s had a taste of Premier League action in the past, but most of his experience has come in the Championship and he’s fairly reliable at that level.

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TBR’s View:

Darlow doesn’t quite have enough to be a top-flight goalkeeper, but provides a strong backup option at St James’ Park and has been at the club for five years.

He would be an impressive addition from a Blackburn perspective and cashing in on him as he enters the final year of his contract may make sense.

The Magpies have promising young English goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on their books and promoting him to a number two role would make sense.

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