Paul Robinson has dropped a big transfer claim on Karl Darlow as he told Football Insider that he thinks he will exit Newcastle United in the summer window.
The former Nottingham Forest man has recently lost his spot in the starting eleven for the St. James’ Park faithful, and Robinson believes that he will leave in the summer in search of more regular first-team football, given how close he was to receiving an England call-up under Gareth Southgate:
“I think he was in with a serious shout of getting in the England squad before he got dropped.
“It would have been between him and Sam Johnstone. Johnstone has been exceptional this season but so has Karl Darlow. His performances gave himself a great opportunity of getting into Gareth Southgate’s plans but Bruce dropped him after an indifferent performance at Manchester United.
“It is always going to be difficult for Darlow with someone of Dubravka’s quality behind him. Manager’s tend to have a loyalty to their number one goalkeeper. It is almost like a comfort blanket.
“Darlow was very highly rated when he was young but he has struggled for game time at Newcastle.
“I think the way he has played this season, and how close he got to an England call up will give him the hunger and desire to go and play regular football.
“I think regardless of whether Newcastle stay up, he will leave this summer.”
Darlow should leave Newcastle
Given the injury that Jordan Pickford sustained which meant that he was not called up to the Three Lions squad ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, it was always going to be likely to be between Darlow and Johnstone over who was going to get the third goalkeeping spot as Robinson has claimed.
Does Darlow have a future at Newcastle?
Darlow was on a decent run of form for Steve Bruce’s team before he was dropped for Dubravka, and since he has been dropped to the bench, the Tyneside club have not won a game, conceding five goals in the process (Transfermarkt).
The 30-year-old may not get a better opportunity to play for his country ever again over the course of his career, and so it may be a wise move for him to leave the North East in the summer.
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