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?