Norwich City chief executive David McNally has indicated the East Anglia club is in a good position to sign Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, on a season long loan deal for next season.
Fraser Forster – 6’7″ Newcastle goalkeeper
It will be up to Newcastle manager Chris Hughton whether he allows the 22-year-old to go out on loan again, but we think the chances are good he will spend next season at Norwich City again, after playing so well for them last season.
Tim Krul, Newcastle’s other 22 year-old goalkeeper and Dutch U21 star, has already said he wants to stay on Tyneside next season and challenge goalkeeper Steve Harper for the number one jersey, and Fraser himself seems very willing to return to Carrow Road for next season.
David McNally said today:
“We would like Fraser to be back at the football club and we, as we do with most football clubs, have an excellent relationship with Newcastle, so we are in dialogue with Newcastle about the possibility,”
“It may or may not happen – first and foremost he is a Newcastle United player and if he’s in their plans for the forthcoming season then there’s not a lot we can do about that.”
“But we are in close dialogue with them and if he goes anywhere it is likely to be to Norwich City.”
With Newcastle’s concentration on bringing the youngsters through on Tyneside, it’s important that they get some good relationships with other good clubs, where they can farm out their players to give them some good first team experience.
It looks like Newcastle, from what David says, have already formed an excellent relationship with Norwich City, for a potential win-win situation for both clubs next season.
That’s always good to see.