There seem to be a number of reports this week that Newcastle are interested in various players, and while some will not be true, others may give us a hint of those we may be after in the summer, since we don’t expect Newcastle to bring more than two players maximum through the door in January.
Robbin Ruiter – 6’5″ Utrecht goalkeeper
There are reports in Holland that Newcastle are interested in Robbin Ruiter of Utrecht, who is named in the Eredivise team of the season that was recently announced.
That team also includes right back Kelvin Leerdam of Vitesse, who Newcastle were linked with yesterday, and striker Alfred Finnbogason of Heerenveen, who we have been linked with since last summer.
Maybe in the next week or so we’ll be linked with more players in this side?
The 6’5″ goalkeeper moved to Utrecht from FC Volendam in 2012 and he’s played 19 times for the club this season, and has been in outstanding form.
But Newcastle keep getting linked with a goalkeeper, such as Jeroen Zoet of PSV, who we were linked with last summer and Reading’s Alex McCarthy.
That either means Alan Pardew wants a third experienced goalkeeper in the squad, or the club may be willing to sell number one Tim Krul if the right bid comes in over the summer, and are currently scouting his potential replacement.
But with Newcastle presumably after a goalkeeper, and Ruiter being in the Eredivisie team of the season so far – what’s the betting that somebody put two and two together and guessed that Newcastle may be interested in this goalkeeper?
Quite high, we would have thought.
What do you think?
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