There is news in the Daily Star today that Newcastle are tracking Reading’s England U21 goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who turns 24 next month.
Alex McCarthy – Reading’s England U21 goalkeeper
Newcastle were linked with Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroene Zoet over the summer, and at that time Alex McCarthy was also mentioned as a goalkeeper Newcastle were interested in.
The 6’4″ tall McCarthy is now the Reading number one goalkeeper, and is keeping Adam Federici on the bench this season, as Reading are currently in 8th place in the Championship and potentially challenging for promotion next May.
But with Tim Krul and Rob Elliott two very good goalkeepers, it’s not clear why Newcastle would need another goalkeeper brought in, unless the scouting is being done in case a huge bid comes in for Newcastle number one goalkeeper Tim Krul, from the likes of Italian giants Juventus or some other big club..
That could possibly be the reason why there’s a potential movement with Newcastle’s scouting to check out some good young goalkeepers.
But Newcastle have indicated they would want around £20M for 25 year-old Dutch Intentional Tim Krul – if they were to let him go.
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