It’s clear that Rafa Benitez wants an experienced Premier League goalkeeper brought in this summer and we have already had a long drawn out scenario in our efforts to sign Rafa’s former goalkeeper at Liverpool and Napoli – Pepe Reina.
But it seems the 34 year-old Spanish goalkeeper wants to stay in Italy and is trying to work out a new deal to stay there for the next two or three years.
His current contract runs out next summer.
35 year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Newcastle have also been interested in former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who is currently a free agent with his contract being allowed to run out this summer at Manchester.
News in Goal.com today is that his agent has confirmed they have received an offer from Newcastle for the services of the 35 year-old goalkeeper.
It’s said to be a late offer with the likelihood up to this point that Willy could be moving to Chelsea to be the backup goalkeeper to Belgian International Thibaut Courtois, after backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic left for Bournemouth.
This is what his agent Adrian Faija has said in Goal.com about offers so far received for his client:
“We have some offers from England, he wants to stay in England.”
“Newcastle is cold but pretty and the beaches in Brighton are beautiful as well and easily accessible from London.”
“There isn’t an offer from Boca. To analyse it, first, we need an offer. It needs be real first before we consider Boca.”
It’s cold and damp in the northwest with it raining a lot in Manchester, so if Willy did move to Newcastle the weather wouldn’t be too much different from what he’s already used to – maybe even better?
We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Caballero, but nothing seems to be moving very quickly in the summer transfer window at the moment.
Note: Emma Daubney and her daughter Tiegan are taking part in the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK on 1st July 17th at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
All donations go to Cancer Research UK.
Emma’s partner Danny lost a work colleague a couple of years ago to cancer and to had to watch the effects chemotherapy had on his body and it was heart wrenching to him as his friend had terminal cancer, but doggedly kept coming to work and plodding along.
Sadly he died in hospital and Emma’s auntie also had breast cancer but luckily came through it and was giving the all clear in the end.
So the two ladies are doing a great thing in raising funds to fight this disease and there are new treatments being developed all the time.
See if you can donate and help them reach their goals – Here’s the donation page