There has been news for at least six months that Newcastle are keen on Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, and we have questioned why Newcastle need another goalkeeper, unless Alan Pardew wants three goalkeepers with Premier League experience at the club, or perhaps the club are getting ready to sell number one goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Alex McCarthy – a Newcastle target?
And there is news today that Newcastle are close to tying up a deal for the 6’4″ England U21 Intentional, who is now 24 years old.
This news first appeared in the summer, when we were also linked with Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, and we were even supposed to have bid around £2.5M for the Dutchman in August.
If this news is to be believed, Newcastle will now face competition for the Reading goalkeeper from Everton, but why do we need another goalkeeper?
Maybe if Alex is brought in that frees the club up to finally cash in on Tim Krul, with a number of big clubs said to be interested in the Dutch goalkeeper, and while we don’t expect Tim to leave this month – he could leave in the summer after McCarthy has bedded in at Newcastle. so to speak,
That’s a possibility, and we know that every player has his price at Newcastle, and the only saving grace is that the price Mike Ashley puts on his players is usually high, and it puts off suitors as it did Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye in August.
Newcastle wanting three experienced goalkeepers, or else we are lining up to sell Tim Krul in the summer, are the only two reasons we can think of , as to why we would need another goalkeeper at the club.
What do you think?
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