Newcastle Reported Interested In Italian International

We were linked with a possible move for PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu a few weeks ago and now once again in L´Equipe Newcastle are mentioned as being interested in taking the Italian International goalkeeper on loan in January.

Sirigu has lost his first team place this season to German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp this season, and he arrived in the summer and is now the regular number one at the Paris club.

With Salvatore keen to make the Italian squad for the European Championships in France in the summer it´s not surprising he is keen to move to a club in January where he could play every game for the rest of the season.

Salvatore Sirigu

Salvatore Sirigu – in Italian colors

Other clubs said to be interested in taking the 15 times capped 6´4¨ Italian International include Aston Villa and AC Milan.

Rob Elliot is playing well for Newcastle at the moment and he kept his 3rd clean sheet in seven appearance for the Magpies since Tim Krul picked up that ACL knee injury playing for Holland and he is out for the rest of the season.

But he is still carrying that thigh injury which never seems to clear up and we noticed he started to throw the ball out in the second half against Liverpool and after the game he admitted the thigh had been sore.

Maybe Rob should throw the ball as much as possible in his clearances and he certainly has a good accurate long trow which may even be better than a drop kick.

We suppose that thigh could go at any time – as it did last december just before half time of the Chelsea game at home – and then we would be in poor shape for goalkeepers with only Karl Darlow and 18 year-old Freddie Woodman.

As long as Rob keeps playing well and can stay fit we look to be OK – but you can never tell what will happen – another injury to Rob and Newcastle may indeed want to bring in Salvatore Sirigu on a six month loan deal.

It´s important to have  a good experienced goalkeeper between the sticks if we are to avoid relegation this season.

What do you think?

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