Newcastle In Move For New Goalkeeper Target

There’s a report in Italy that Newcastle are interested in signing 31 year-old Udinese and Greek International goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to Newcastle this summer.

With Matz Sels proving to be a disappointment and Tim Krul likely to be sold this summer, Rafa will want another goalkeeper brought in this summer to challenge Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow for the number one goalkeeper jersey next season in the Premier League.

31 year-old Greek International goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis

Matz will either be sold or sent  out on loan for the season and 20 year-old promising young England U21 International goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is likely to be sent on loan to a Championship club for the season to get first team playing time.

The report is in Italian publication TuttoUdinese, which reports on everything about the Udinese club.

After managing Inter-Milan and Napoli in Italy, Rafa Benitez has lots of contacts in Serie A telling him who the good players are in the Italian League.

Orestis Karnezis has been in great form in Italy this last season, so it’s not surprising  some Premier League clubs like Watford and Crystal Palace as well as the Magpies are after the 6ft 3ins tall goalkeeper.

His clean handling and excellent shot-stopping make him in demand at the moment.

It does seem that Rafa wants another goalkeeper brought into the club this summer and we suppose the 41 times capped Greek International would be a decent buy.

Karnezis was born in Athens  and moved to Udinese in 2013 from Panathinaikos.

He’s played 110 times for the Italian club and is keen to play in England’s Premier League.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    May 16, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #1

    These stories are becoming more and more outrageous by the day.
    We need a No1 rather than 3 or 4 maybe’s

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 16, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Think keepers should be the least of our priorities at the minute!

  • Jib

    May 16, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    It looks like Grant Hanley could be re-united with his old Blackburn boss Paul Lambert at Wolves.

    However Lambert has only the title Head coach at Molineux and Wolves Chinese owners have told him that agent Jorge Mendes will be in charge of recruitment.

    Using the former Ashley template in the midlands club may yet see Lambert walk.

  • Sazzer

    May 16, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s like 20 players linked in last 48 hours lol

    And Atsu is probably the only thing with any substance at moment.

    Also Karnezis most likely will end up at Watford if he’s any good.

  • andrewsneill

    May 16, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Give Krul a 2 year contract extension and keep him on. He’s good quality and unless someone really top notch becomes available i don’t see the point in spending some of our transfer budget on another keeper and even then i’d not be particularly keen. 2 strikers, 2 wingers, left back, centre back and central midfielder are all WELL ahead of a keeper in priority in my opinion. Be very keen on Jay Rodriguez if reports are true

  • Phil K

    May 16, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #7

    31 year old ? Er….NO
    Ashley will rightly say no, and is he any better than what we’ve got already.
    Think Rafa should clear out all but Elliot.
    Sels and Darlow are both liabilities. Elliot was far superior when he eventually got back – AFTER AN ENTIRE SEASON ???????


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