Newcastle United are one of the clubs interested in Sevilla goalkeeper Bono, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.net.
Aided by his Sevilla defence, Bono has kept six clean sheets in 10 appearances so far this season, conceding just four times. His record of letting one in every 225 minutes is the best in the division (via Transfermarkt).
English audiences may be familiar with the Moroccan goalkeeper, labelled the ‘hero’ by Phil McNulty as Sevilla beat Manchester United in the semifinals of the 2019/20 Europa League.
The 30-year-old is valued at €18million – which equates to around £15.4million – by Transfermarkt.
‘Several’ Premier League teams are keen on Bono, with the Fichajes report namechecking Newcastle and West Ham United.
From Sevilla’s point of view, Bono is under contract until 2024, and so there’s no pressure to sell at this stage.
It certainly looks like Newcastle are intent upon strengthening the goalkeeper position, with Fenerbahce’s Altay Bayindir linked on Friday.
That report suggested that Newcastle were willing to fork out £14million for the Turkish international, which could place him in the same price bracket as Bono.
Bono and Sevilla have frustrated their opponents in impressive fashion so far this season, and so it’s no surprise to see interest from abroad and Newcastle in particular.
Magpies shot stopper Karl Darlow, paling in comparison to Bono’s impressive numbers, has kept zero clean sheets – leaking 12 goals and conceding every 53 minutes on average (Transfermarkt).
Taking this into account, it’s little wonder both Newcastle and Eddie Howe have their eyes on reinforcements between the sticks – with Bono coming as a potential bargain alternative.
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