Newcastle United may sanction an ‘expensive’ loan deal for Karl Darlow to go out on loan to Birmingham City in the Championship for the new 2020/21 season, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Loan expensive enough https://t.co/VaEK9uNvT5
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 16, 2020
Indeed, the goalkeeper has played in 65 games at St James’ Park in all competitions across the last five years, keeping 21 clean sheets and conceding 76 goals, as per Transfermarkt. However, having played in only six matches in all competitions in 2019/20, perhaps Darlow will be looking for some more game-time for himself if he wants to prove that he has a future in the northeast.
With ‘keepers Martin Dubravka and Mark Gillespie already at the Magpies as well, Darlow may be looking to fend off his competition between the sticks and finally establish himself as a regular at the Toon.
Does Darlow have a future at Newcastle?
The Englishman played in four games for the youth team in Premier League 2 between 2015 and 2016 before moving into the senior squad. Darlow has also played for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Newport County, Walsall, racking up a total of 198 club appearances in all competitions, keeping 63 clean sheets and conceding 243 goals (via Transfermarkt).
However, being 29 years of age, he will surely be looking for more chances to play in goal and move forward in his career.
Whether this will be for Newcastle in the future is another question, but it looks like Darlow could be on his way to St Andrews in order to gain more regular first team football.
Nevertheless, he will be hoping to make an impact at his new club if the loan goes through.
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