News today that Newcastle are interested in young Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Thibaut Courtois – 6’5″ goalkeeper turns 19 next week
Goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman has already been watching the 18 year-old youngster, who plays for Racing Genk in Belgium, and Newcastle are always on the look out to bring young stars into Newcastle, who can then be developed on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew said he was not interested in bringing a goalkeeper into Newcastle a few weeks ago, at least not a senior one, and that may have been a clue to Newcastle watching this lad, who seems a big star of the future.
As far as the senior goalkeeping position at Newcastle goes, there will be an almighty fight between Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Fraser Forster in the summer, and Tim is already laying claim to the number one position this season.
The Dutch U21 International came in against Manchester United for the injured Steve Harper, and has played great since then, and will play in the final two games of the season.
The 6’5″ Courtois turns 19 next Wednesday, and made his debut for Genk while only 17 years old back in April of 2009, in the match against Gent.
The youngster has so far made close to 30 appearances for the Belgian Pro League club, and is highly regarded in Belgium.