There are reports in Norway today, that we have been alerted to by one of our Norwegian readers, Tor Magne Madsen, that Newcastle are looking into signing the 6’3″ Norwegian International goalkeeper Rune Jarstein
Rune Jarstein – 28 year-old Norway International
The 28 year-old goalkeeper currently plays for Viking, and he has played 30 times for Norway, and could be the third choice goalkeeper brought in this summer to replace the departed Steve Harper, who joined Hull City a couple of days ago.
Rune has just one year left on his contract at Viking, so he could be brought in for a nominal fee this summer, and it would appear that Viking are willing to sell too, with the fee said to be around £250K – something Newcastle should be able to afford.
Rune has established himself as the Norwegian number one over the last three or four years, and has played well in the Norwegian league for ten years.
Rune can be very good, but is prone to making mistakes, when he lets his concentration lag, which is true for most goalkeepers, come to think of it.
Rune would probably be brought in as Newcastle’s number three goalkeeper, but we wonder where that would leave his career at International level, if he’s not playing regular first team football.
He has played 255 first team games for Odd Grenland, Rosenborg and Viking in the Tippeligaen over the last ten years.
What do you think?
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