Newcastle United will reportedly make an offer for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir at the end of the season.
The Lowdown: Goalkeeper conundrum
The St. James’ Park outfit have a bit of a goalkeeper conundrum at the moment, with Martin Dubravka allowed to leave on loan to Manchester United in the summer, while Loris Karius was signed as a free agent and Nick Pope was brought in from Burnley.
Should Dubrvaka return to the North East, it would leave them with four senior goalkeepers in the squad if Karl Darlow is also in the mix, meaning there may need to be a bit of an overhaul behind first-choice Pope.
The Latest: Cakir offer ready
A player that was linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer, Trabzonspor are aiming for a fee of €20m (£17.6m) in order to prize him away.
The Verdict: Not needed?
As good of a goalkeeper Cakir is, having played 171 times for Trabzonspor and boasting 21 caps for Turkey (Transfermarkt), the Magpies should not be looking to sign the six-foot-three colossus this summer.
They will need to sort out Dubravka’s future first of all, and have already signed Pope to cement himself as Eddie Howe’s number one.
Having played in European competition this season, added to the fact that he is captain of his club, Cakir would likely not want to leave to play second fiddle anyway, and so this is a move that seems unlikely to happen unless at least one of the other goalkeepers are moved on.
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