talkSPORT are reporting today that there are several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United who are interested in giant Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic who stands 6’7″ tall.
Lovre currently plays for his hometown club Hajduk Split in the Croatian First Football League and he has played for all the Croatian Youth sides and once for the full Croatian side.
Lovre Kalinic – in his Croatian debut last November against Argentina
His International games have been restricted by veteran 36 year-old Stipe Pletikosa who has played 114 times for Croatia since making his debut way back in 1999 – but Lovre is the back-up goalkeeper.
The giant goalkeeper has been in great form this season and has attracted scouts from various big clubs including some from the Premier League, with Aston Villa and Newcastle being named as two of them.
We’re not too sure why Newcastle would be interested in signing another goalkeeper, although our number one Tim Krul is out for the rest of the season with a serious ACL knee injury and is not expected to return until pre-season at the earliest – and Kalinic is available in January.
talkSPORT is reporting that his agent Simon Conning is trying to broker a deal for Kalinic on behalf of his Croatian club and he has already spoken to a number of clubs with a move in January as the target.
Kalinic made his first team debut for Hajduk Split back in 2009 when he was 19 and he has played 91 times for them in total since that time.