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Report: Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow wanted by Championship side

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow could be offered the chance to join Watford this summer, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (18/4; page 62).

It has been mixed season for Darlow. He has spent the majority of this campaign as the Magpies’ number one. However, he lost his place to Martin Dubravka in late February and he has not played since.

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The 30-year-old did impress during his time between the sticks. And it appears that he could now be offered the chance to move on at the end of the season.

The Sunday Mirror (18/4; page 62) reports that Watford are searching for a long-term replacement for Ben Foster.

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It is suggested that they are preparing a £6 million move for Darlow. And it is noted that the return of Freddie Woodman could tempt Newcastle to consider letting Darlow leave.

TBR View: Darlow unlikely to want to stay after another taste of regular football

Darlow went into this season having not made a Premier League appearance in the previous two campaigns.

So having played 25 times this year, it seems unlikely that he is going to want to stay on if he is set to remain as an understudy on Tyneside.

Admittedly, selling for £6 million may not appeal to Newcastle when Darlow is under contract until 2025 (via Transfermarkt). But it may be best for all concerned if the Magpies do decide to cash in.

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