There is news today that Newcastle are on the verge of a £4M deal for Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
Artur Boruc– why would Newcastle want this player?
Presumably the news says that Artur would come to Newcastle in the summer, but why do we need another goalkeeper at Newcastle.
Currently Steve Harper is playing well for Newcastle, and the club has two outstanding young 20 year-old goalkeepers in Dutchman Tim Krul and Hexham-born Fraser Forster.
The news says that Newcastle see the controversial Pole as a long term replacement for Shay Given, who moved to Manchester City in January, but we have a lot of trouble understanding that.
If Newcastle are to spend £4M in the summer on a player the last thing we should be looking at is goalkeepers, and Boruc hasn’t had a great season at Celtic either.
Only yesterday Boruc conceded a terrible goal when playing for Poland, when he allowed a back pass slip under his foot in the World Cup 3-2 qualifying defeat to Northern Ireland.
Any move of course would be dependent on Newcastle avoiding relegation, which is true for all summer transfer talk right now.