We all know Newcastle will be linked with many targets this summer and only a few of the reports will turn out to be accurate.
Rafa Benitez is certain to sign on-loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka this summer for a bargain of only €4M and Martin has made a massive difference to the side since he joined us on loan on January 31st.
He’s also a strong character and seems a smashing lad who is very keen to make the move to Newcastle a permanent one.
We have Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow as backup goalkeepers and also Freddie Woodman who is likely to go out on loan again for next season.
PSG 29-year-old keeper Alphonse Areola
So we seem to be OK for goalkeepers, but there’s a report that we are again interested in 6ft 5ins tall PSG keeper Alphonse Areola.
We have been linked with him over the last year, and the 25-year-old is not thought to be part of new manager Thomas Tuchel’s future plans.
Rafa Benitez is reported in France Football to be interested in the 29-year-old and has apparently spoken to the goalkeeper several times already about moving to St. James’ Park.
Crystal Palace and Napoli are also mentioned as being interested in the goalkeeper who has played over 70 times for PSG and for all the French Youth sides.
He has also spent loan spells at Lens, Bastia, and Villareal to get first-team experience.
His transfer fee is said to be between €13M and €17 M, but it doesn’t make sense to spend that amount of money on a goalkeeper given that Rafa will sign Dubravka.
That’s unless Darlow and/or Elliot want to leave the club this summer.
What do you think?