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Newcastle United: Thomas Strakosha wanted in January

Newcastle United: Thomas Strakosha wanted in January -Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

Newcastle United reportedly now want to sign Thomas Strakosha in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Goalkeeper wanted

With the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Dean Henderson being linked with moveS to St James’ Park in recent days, it is clear that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium want to being in a new goalkeeper.

Should Newcastle sign Strakosha?

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However, with Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman still at the club, they will need to ship one or two out first of all before they make their move.

With no fewer than 24 goals conceded in the Premier League so far this season, a figure exceeded only by bottom club Norwich City (Premier League), an improvement in between the sticks could be vital in their hopes of avoiding relegation down to the Championship.

The Latest: Strakosha eyed

As per The Sun, Newcastle now ‘want’ to sign Strakosha in January and sent their ‘top spy’ to see him play in the Europa League for Lazio last week.

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His current deal with the Biancocelesti expires in the summer, but the new owners are keen to do a deal in the winter window.

He is reportedly ‘looking for a new challenge’, and the Magpies are hoping that they can sign him on a pre-contract and then pay a small fee to Lazio to sign him immediately.

The Verdict: Not a priority

With three goalkeepers already in the squad at the moment, Newcastle should not be prioritising that position ahead of strengthening other areas of the squad first of all.

Strakosha is a good player, having once been dubbed a ‘phenomenon’ by former Lazio ‘keeper Silvio Proto, and is playing at a high level in the Europa League, while he has also featured in the Champions League and Serie A (Transfermarkt).

At 26 years of age, signing the Albania international for a minimal price, along with his £34,000-per-week wages, would present itself a bargain, and perhaps Newcastle should look into signing him once other positions have been adequately stocked.

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