Chris Hughton is back in Newcastle after his short vacation spent with his family, and he has talked about top young goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Fraser Forster – could end up as back-up to Steve Harper
There has been news coming out of the Norwich club that they are in negotiations with Newcastle to get the 22 year-old 6’7″ goalkeeper back to Carrow Road on loan next season – and the Norwich club seem fairly confident that could happen.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Norwich is a very good option for Fraser, but I expect him to have a few and there are decisions to be made.”“His progress in the last 12 months has been fantastic and, as with all players, you look to see development each season.”
“His stats at Norwich last season speak volumes for just how well he’s been doing.”
“And for me it was no surprise to see him pick up such a good accolade. He deserves all the praise he gets after a great season.”
It also appears that Newcastle are starting to get offers for their other top 22 year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul – the Dutch U21 International.
Chris Hughton has not yet ruled out the possibility of the Dutchman heading out on loan next season to some Championship club,with Forster getting his chance to back up Newcastle number one goalkeeper – Steve Harper.
It will depend on pre-season and how the young goalkeepers perform, plus what they themselves would want to do next season.
There’s a case to be made that Tim needs first team games, and he could be sent out on loan for the fiull season.
That would be bad news for Norwich City of course, because it would mean that Fraser would stay on Tyneside to fight it out with 35 year-old Steve Harper for the number one jersey.