This Transfer Could Allow German Player To Move To Newcastle


Rafa Benitez is trying to bring in a senior goalkeeper on loan this month, and there is some news regarding the possibility of PSG’s Kevin Trapp arriving on Tyneside.

There are reports in both Italy and France that Roma’s 25-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker may be on his way to PSG.

Becker has played 20 times for the Brazil first team and is an excellent young goalkeeper who moved from Internacional (in Brazil) to Roma in the summer of 2016.

If that move for Becker happens, it could open the way for Kevin Trapp to move on loan to Newcastle for the rest of the season.

Kevin has been capped at all the different levels for Germany, and he has two senior caps; he is keen to make the German squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Kevin Trapp – currently the PSG number two

Trapp will have a much better chance of getting a place in the German squad if he is playing regular first-team football, which he will not get at PSG.

He’s played only three times for the PSG first team this season although when asked recently if he had any plans to leave the Paris club he said he hadn’t.

But things can change quickly in football.

Benitez has also been after England goalkeeper Joe Hart, and Everton manager David Moyes will decide shortly whether the Manchester City goalkeeper can cut his loan deal at West Ham short.

And Newcastle have been linked with Real Madrid backup goalkeeper Kiko Casillas since last summer, and he could also arrive at Newcastle this month on loan.

Of the three we would prefer Casillas, although it takes time (sometimes) for continental goalkeepers to get used to the fast pace and physical nature of English football.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


354 comments so far

  • SPRINGY

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    No to joe hart for me… haven’t seen trapp and casillas…seems to have gone off the boil.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #2

    A keeper would be nice but we are ok there. Certainly not urgent. We’re no worse than several PL teams.

    We must focus our chase. Especially given our notorious sluggishness. We need a very good CF. Plus get Mitro back in action. Our defense is generally alright.

    If we can afford it, an attacking MF (I see coutinho is not an option anymore) would help.

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    who would you like in cup draw got a feeling could be forest???

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    A home draw against someone crap will do me.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Home to Yeovil. That’ll do me nicely.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Dragon – that’s scary – I said the same to a mate of mine this morning. A banana skin of a fixture in the past.

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Trapp is decent. Better than what we have for sure! Hes a decent shot stopper, though his positioning can be a bit which means he can be on occasion prone to being beaten near post… hes really good on crosses, super brave and decent with his feet… hes kind of like a not quite as good Neuer, decent at starting attacks.
    Hes not amazing at organisation, but with Lascelles infront of him that wouldn’t matter…In my opinion he’s a Top 8 level keeper… Not as good as Lloris, Courtois, De Gea or Ederson but probably around the level of Butland/Cech. Surprised PSG are signing Allison, Areola is a huge prospect and id prefer we took him but Trapp is a very benitez signing…does everything 7.5/10

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Notts County /shola ameobi and kevin Nolan/Alan Smith at home would be excellent!
    Think we all know its Man City away….

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #9

    High on a hill…….

    https://youtu.be/9vtq9t08ktU

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    If it has to be a PL side….Spurs away, at least we will get to play at Wembley.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #11

    What times the draw

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    The only way Woodman will get out and get regular games is if Rafa gets another goalkeeper in and an upgrade on the current players would be very good.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Lindisfarne – don’t think Rafa is signing the whole Von Trapp family, just the keeper

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Jay – lol yeah would be typical nufc. Get a manager will to give it a go then get the toughest fixture outside of the champions league. Hope not.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Beardsley’s meeting was scheduled for today so it’s not yet clear whether or not he will take charge of the under-23s when they play Middlesbrough tonight, weather permitting.
    However that might indicate which way the wind is blowing.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Monday night’s Premier League 2 Division Two fixture between Newcastle United Under-23s and Middlesbrough Under-23s has been postponed.

    United’s second string were due to take on Boro at Whitley Park, but freezing conditions have made the playing surface at the Benton venue unplayable and, following a pitch inspection, the game has been called off.

    A rearranged date for the match will be announced in due course.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    sparky55

    The draw is ten past seven tonight marra.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    U23s:
    Tyne Tees test OFF

    Update: The game has been postponed after a pitch inspection at Whitley Park ahead of tonight’s scheduled meeting.

    A rearranged date for the match will be announced in due course.

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  • Singinginthecorner

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Where will the fa cup final be played or semi final be played if spurs get through with Wembley being there home ground suppose to be played on a netural ground???

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  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #20

    what’s happened to Toontaff ????

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Would be a fantastic dream come true if the takeover was announced in 12 days time along with 5 new players.

    GK – Trapp
    LB – Bernat
    DM – Samaris
    AM – Viera
    ST – Kenedy

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  • simon376

    Jan 8, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Defo shouldn’t be Wembley if they do Sing. Don’t think any of their cup games should be played there this season. Bad enough the semi at Wembley, should only be the final as far as I’m concerned, but they shouldn’t have any cup games there until the semi this season and of spurs, somewhere else

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  • sparky55

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    cheers firebug

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    The only time i would go to wembley is semi or final. No league game the reason for me why the fa cup has died is using wembley for other games the wembley i grew up with was the holy grail. Remember 2000 semi final we set off at 4 am chelsea had sunday dinner before setting off. Neutral ground no chance

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  • sparky55

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    great question singing…I however have no clue!!!

    I’m sure the FA have it all worked out!!!!! not!

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Just think a team could reach a final this year and played three rounds at wembley

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #27

    And spurs could be 6

    2
  • Belfast

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Should be at Villa park or Old Trafford. Should never have been changed imo. All about making money for the fa these days though. So It will definitely be at Wembley.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Damian Spellman of the Independent :
    An investigation into allegations made against Newcastle under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is ongoing after the former Magpies striker met club officials.
    The 56-year-old, who has been accused of bullying and racism by academy players, was called to a meeting with managing director Lee Charnley and head of safeguarding Steve Swinyard on Monday.
    Press Association Sport understands no decision was made and further evidence will be heard from the complainants later this week.

    There was no comment from Newcastle on Monday evening, when the under-23s’ scheduled clash with Middlesbrough was postponed because of bad weather.
    Sources revealed at the weekend that 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni had lodged a complaint of bullying against former England international Beardsley, and it has since emerged that further allegations have been made.

    El-Mhanni is understood to be due to attend a grievance hearing later this week.

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  • jane

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #30

    who have we got in the next round of the FA cup?

    well we knew an hour before the draw last round!

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #31
  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Coventry – Home

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Dragon – I think that was mentioned yesterday

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  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Thought I was 1st there and itk lolll

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  • Jib

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Even if any hearing or investigation
    totally exonerated Pedro – how could
    he possibly work with these lads in the
    future ?

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  • Shoulders knees

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib

    I don’t think he can , I think his position in untenable I am afraid.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Much as i love Pedro for the player he was, continually achieving poor results and the non – progress seemingly made by any of our youngsters suggest now may be a good time to call it a day and thank him for his efforts. watson you would think could also be up for review.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #38

    I have seen pedro on numerous occasions in charge of u23. He was absolutely abject no help whatsoever. Great player hopeless coach

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Even more interesting if it’s not clear cut Beardo will end up getting raked over anyway, now the racism balloon has been let go of there’s no getting that back down.

    Interesting as to what coach will take on the academy job and work with these youngsters. Oo-errrrr! Hot potato wrapped in an oily banana skin you get the idea etc

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 8, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s the fact there’s previous (innocent until proven guilty, your honour!) That’ll make it a one-way door. Terry McDermotts lad was involved in the last one wasn’t he, wonder how Pedro managed to swerve that, eh?

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