We’ve been linked with a number of goalkeepers since the summer, and maybe Alan Pardew wants to bring in a third goalkeeper who has experience playing in the Premier League, but that’s not what the news reports have been saying.
John Ruddy – Newcastle interested?
There’s a report in the Sunday People today that Newcastle are looking at Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, and that’s in case Tim Krul leaves the club he’s been at since the summer of 2005, when he arrived from Holland as a 17 year-old.
We suppose Newcastle must always be ready to replace a player, just in case a club comes in and matches the Newcastle (make that Mike Ashley’s) valuation of a player, which tend to be high.
Newcastle haven’t lost many of the their top players in the last few years, with the exception of Andy Carroll, bit only because Liverpool and former Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish were willing to pay an astronomical £35M in cool cash for the striker, almost three years ago.
Andy flopped at Liverpool and is now at West Ham United, who are in a relegation struggle, but the Gateshead lad has been out injured all season.
We suppose if a club came in with a bid close to £20M for Tim Krul, Newcastle would sell him, and maybe that’s why Newcastle are checking on goalkeepers – always assuming these reports are true.
Fraser Forster – Newcastle could bring this goalkeeper home
But we aren’t big fans of Ruddy, and if we have to bring in a goalkeeper then former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is now an England International, would probably walk down from Glasgow Celtic to join his home town club – so Fraser could be a better buy – because he’s got real links to Newcastle.
And the 6’7″ Fraser has said recently he’d love to play in the Premier League – and at Newcastle too.
What do you think?
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