Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern are really looking forward to the new Premier League season and you can certainly understand why.
Back in the big-time after a campaign away, the Magpies are eager to see Rafa Benitez get to work with a side that has potential to eventually get back into Europe and so they’re hoping for a strong start with a good summer window.
Who Benitez manages to sign, then, remains to be seen but our landlord and many of our punters think the goalkeeper situation needs addressing ASAP.
Indeed, the Magpies don’t really have a standout number 1 at the moment and that cannot be the case going into a new Premier League campaign.
Indeed, it would suggest the club is not ready and so, with that in mind, we by the bar think the club needs to get after Maarten Stekelenburg.
The rangy goalkeeper fell out of favour at Everton, of course, but only due to a bad run of form and, actually, he’s not that bad a stopper at the top level.
Indeed, on his day he’s better than anything Newcastle have at the moment and with the Toffees getting Jordan Pickford in as their new number 1, Stekelenburg would surely be open to a move.
It’s a deal, then, that would make great sense and would also allow for more money to be kept back for signing more attacking acquisitions too.
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