Steve Harper still has two years left on his contract, but he could find himself as the Newcastle number three goalkeeper this season.
Steve Harper – doesn’t look good for Steve?
It’s expected that Newcastle will soon sign Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Rob Elliot, and they loaned out Fraser Forster for the season yesterday to Celtic, and we’d not be surprised if Foster signs on full time at the Glasgow club at the end of the season.
It seems that Tim Krul is now Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper, with presumably Rob Elliot the new back-up, if he arrives from Charlton Athletic.
We’re not sure what’s happened to Harper, since he’s still a very good goalkeeper, so we’re not sure what’s going on behind the scenes, that made Alan Pardew want to bring in another goalkeeper.
Harper is a top class professional and dedicated to Newcastle, for whom he’s made 191 appearances over the 18 years he’s been at the club.
Kevin Keegan signed Steve from Seaham Red Star back in 1993, and the news is that Steve has no plans of moving anywhere, and wants to remain at the Newcastle club.
So we’re not sure what’s going on with Harper and the likely arrival of Ron Elliot, but we think Alan Pardew should explain to the Newcastle fans, just what’s going on.
What do you think?