Karl Darlow could now be the first out of the door at Newcastle United in the summer as some transfer news has emerged.
The Lowdown: Darlow out of favour
The 31-year-old has become out of favour once again at St James’ Park this season, having made just eight appearances in total in the Premier League and none since November (Transfermarkt).
Sky Sports pundit Matt Murray thought that Darlow was ‘absolutely awesome‘ in 2020/21 and even suggested that the goalkeeping spot was ‘his shirt to lose‘, while former Tottenham Hotspur and England international goalkeeper Paul Robinson hailed him as ‘exceptional‘.
However, he seems to have lost his place again to Dubravka under Eddie Howe.
The Latest: Darlow eyed by Boro
As per The Sun, Middlesbrough are now eyeing Darlow as their new number one ahead of the summer transfer window.
Does Darlow have a future at Newcastle?
They are also looking at Leicester City shot-stopper Daniel Iversen, but Darlow remains firmly in their radar.
The Verdict: Time up
Unfortunately for Darlow, his time at St James’ Park now appears to be up.
The new owners at Newcastle are likely to go in for a new goalkeeper this summer with their riches, as Keylor Navas has been the latest big name linked with a move to the northeast.
A new arrival would likely push the 6 foot 2 Darlow further down the pecking order, and at 31 years of age, he probably has one more move left in his career which could guarantee him first-team football.
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