Newcastle will be linked with some players we have no interest in this summer.
So nothing new there.
But nevertheless, there’s a strange link in the Star today who are reporting that Newcastle are one of five clubs interested in signing Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this summer.
The 30-year-old former Sunderland and Belgian International goalkeeper is said to be interesting Stoke City, Southampton, Burnley, and Scottish Premiership club Celtic – as well as the Magpies.
Simon Mignolet – Newcastle interested?
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in his former Liverpool goalkeeper but will have a difficult job convincing the Belgian to move to play in the Scottish Premiership.
Rafa bought goalkeeper Matz Sels the summer before last and was also after another goalkeeper last summer.
Rafa finally signed 29-year-old Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan in January.
So far Martin has looked the part and an excellent goalkeeper for Newcastle.
While Rafa may be interested in bringing another goalkeeper to Newcastle in this summer, we doubt he would be interested in Mignolet who must be on high wages at the Reds.
Rafa will likely bring another goalkeeper in if Rob Elliot or Karl Darlow push for a move – or if Rafa sells one of them.
But while Mignolet is a good goalkeeper he’s doesn’t look as good as Dubravka, and the Belgian is prone to making mistakes.
It’s almost a certainty that Rafa will take up the option to buy Dubravka for €4M this summer and sell Matz Sels who has been on loan at Anderlecht all season.
Mignolet played 101 times for Sunderland and has played 195 times for Liverpool, so he has vast Premier League experience
What do you think?