Newcastle were after PSV’s Dutch U21 International goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet in the summer, and were even reported to have bid £2M for the Dutchman, who was to be brought into challenge Tim Krul for the number one goalkeeper position at Newcastle.
Jeroen Zoet - valued at £7M by his club PSV
But like a lot of our pursuits over the summer, we didn’t get our man, and now there’s news in the Dutch press that now the 22 year-old is the top goalkeeper at PSV, his price has shot up to £7M.
That’s a lot of money to pay for an untested goalkeeper, who initially could even be the number three goalkeeper on Tyneside, given that Rob Elliot has done so well when substituting for Tim Krul.
But it seems that Alan Pardew wants three goalkeepers who can come into the Newcastle first team in the Premier League, so while Newcastle may still be out looking to bring in another goalkeeper in January, for £7M it will not be Zoet.
But there’s got to be some other good young goalkeepers Newcastle could bring in for around £2M to £3M, which is what the club want to pay out.
What do you think?
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