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Newcastle Reported Interested In Italian International

3:52 pm, Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

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?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Rob Elliot · Scouting Network · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Off thread but the Guardian has it that the day after sacking Monk, Jenkins is inferring that he has a replacement lined up!

    Just like Charnley and Ashley – Pardew walks and after carrying out due diligence *harrumph*, they appoint Carver then to compound their incompetence, McClaren!

    Oh how we wish that Jenkins’ decisiveness rubbed off on our junta!

    And the Grauniad’s really taken the lid off Ashley’s running of SD too.

  • 2 banjax // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Ashley must realise by now that the player method recruitment they use based on what the chief scout says is now defunct. Any experienced manager coming in ( and worth their salt) won’t give us a second thought if they couldn’t at least nominate their choice. Questions have to be asked about the slide in ambitions of our once great club following Kevin Keegan’s resignation. Everybody knows Ashley is the wrong owner for a club like ours, but that said, we are stuck with him, but at least even he should realise his appointments and advisors need changing along with his attitude to the supporters who stand by the club through thick and thin.

  • 3 Jib // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Can’t blame him for wanting to get out of Paris but I think he is going back to Serie A.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    don’t think so

  • 5 Sazzer // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    All lot of talk about proven and established players but very few suggestions on who these mystery players are supposed to be?

    Shawcross won’t come here.

  • 6 Reyantoon // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Elliot should stop taking a goal kick from now on ffs, as Ed said he should simply throw,otherwise,
    he’ll suffer another injury and the GK nightmare’ll start once again.Sirigu won’t come here unless he guaranteed to be the first choice ahead of Elliot.

  • 7 Reyantoon // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    I agree with u Jib.He will most likely go to Italy!

  • 8 AncientC // Dec 10, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I thought Elliot was beaten far too easily when Moreno had his goal ruled for offside. A great performance against Bournemouth, but nothing notable since them.

    I don’t think Krul is going to get any better and his injury record is starting to become questionable. The club would be well served moving on Krul and Elliot. Bring in a commanding goalkeeper, Darlow as 2nd choice until Woodman can hopefully usurp him.

    Krul will only have a year left on his contract when he comes back from injury, which is another thing the club are likely looking at.

  • 9 Sazzer // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Salvatore Sirigu in my book would fit the criteria of a more experienced voice coming in to the dressing room.

    He’s still young enough as goalkeeper that you can sell him for profit.

  • 10 Sazzer // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    He would be guaranteed first choice if he came here just like Krul.

  • 11 Jib // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    We are being linked in Germany with Marcelo Diaz a tough little Chilean midfielder who plays for SV Hamburg.

    He was nailed on for Werder Bremen but we have stuck our noses in.

    He is very reminiscent of Nobby the trumpet-player , a good long passer and free kick taker
    28 years old !

  • 12 Tsunki // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    You have a friend in Lee…

    We have all seen how fantastic a noisy St James’ Park is. The atmosphere you generate lifts the players and turns the stadium into a very special place to be. It does make a difference.

    That was certainly the case against Liverpool and I was delighted that our fans could leave the ground with smiles on their faces, something we are all striving to achieve more regularly than we have this year.

    We want to fill St. James’ Park to capacity and recreate that atmosphere for every home game. With that in mind, I am delighted to announce, for a limited time only, the release of half-season tickets for under-18s priced at just £25 in the Family Area, £50 in category 2 & 3 seating and £75 in category 1 seating.

    The means our next generation of supporters can watch the final ten home games of the season from as little as £2.50 per game.

    Starting with Everton on Boxing Day, these half-season tickets will guarantee a seat at fixtures including the visits of Manchester United and Manchester City, the Tyne-Wear derby, the final match of the season against Spurs and five other Premier League fixtures. 

    For supporters who have already committed to buying a junior half-season ticket, we will be sending out a free adult and child ticket for you to join us for the Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.

    I sincerely hope that you will join us all at St. James’ Park. I would welcome you to take a closer look here.  Tickets can be bought online, over the phone and in person. We’ll be opening our matchday box office tomorrow & Saturday so supporters can buy their tickets in person from St James’ Park, direct from our expert team.

    Thank you for your support.

    Lee Charnley

    Managing Director
    Newcastle United

  • 13 John Tudor // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    you cant throw out a fcukin goal kick

  • 14 Jib // Dec 10, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Your syllogism contains a false proposition.
    Kevin Keegan first left NUFC long before Ashley was on the scene.
    Never forget King Kev’s teams were great on the eye , and we had some geet lush days , however he won f@ck all.

  • 15 firebug666 // Dec 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM


    Amazing isn’t it? Charnley speaks to the masses, but only to beg them to buy cheap tickets and fill the stadium.

  • 16 Tsunki // Dec 10, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Firebug – if the adults won’t go, let’s get the younguns in! We can fill the ground for their pocket money! We’ll make it all back up with £2 mars bars and £3 cokes!

  • 17 Tsunki // Dec 10, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Yes this generation of supporters are a complaining, high maintenance, unreal expectations bunch of whiners who aren’t coming to games as often as we’d like. Time to turn our affections toward the younger generation who don’t have any memory of all the shocking underhand things we’ve done. We can nurture this new market, and there’ll be plenty of time to betray them later.

  • 18 firebug666 // Dec 10, 2015 at 6:25 PM


    Exploiting children comes with the territory for Ashley, it’s how he makes his millions, why should the club be any different?

  • 19 Tsunki // Dec 10, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Transfer Sage, previous story, i agree totally that Ashley is a parasitic slug who uses desperately cheap labour, exploits it to the full to squeeze as much profit out of them this morning I posted a link to the BBC article about how his warehouse staff are extensively searched after work ON THEIR TIME – You imagine how much they can steal? Even if they came out wearing all the clothes they could carry, would it actually add up to more than £3 at the prices he pays for gear?

    I try to get this point over whenever I hear the ‘ a couple of million won’t mean much to Mike Ashley because he’s a billionaire’ rubbish. People like him have a driving defect that makes them seek fulfilment in acquisition and defeat of peers. it’s unending and never satisfied. He loves every single penny.

  • 20 sloveniangeordie // Dec 10, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    We don’t need new goalkeeper. If we sign one it’s should be Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid. Young, brilliant, tall, very inteligent, nice and modest fellow. His dream is playing in Premier League and NUFC would be right club to start career in this league.

  • 21 OneAlanShearer // Dec 10, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    WE NEED A KEEPER. Full stop.

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