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Rafa Benitez Linked With Yet Another Premier League Goalkeeper

Newcastle have already been linked with two experienced  goalkeepers who have Premier League experience this summer in 34 year-old Pepe Reina of Napoli and 35 year-old free agent Willy Caballero of Manchester City.

Napoli want £4M for their Spanish International goalkeeper, but really want to keep him in Italy, although Pepe recently turned down a two year extension offered by the club because he wanted a better wage deal.

His current deal has just one year to run and it’s still possible Newcastle could sign Pepe, but this thing is dragging on a bit.

West Ham’s 30 year-old Spanish goalkeeper Adrian

And there was news a few days ago that Chelsea wanted Caballero as back up to their world-class Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois.

And it seems Caballero would prefer to join the Blues where he would probably get games in the Champions League as well as sitting on the bench for all the Premier League games, unless Courtois is injured of course.

The Sun is reporting today that Rafa Benitez is interested in West Ham’s 30 year-old Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, who lost his club place at the east London club last season to Darren Randolph, but regained it before the end of the season.

Adrian signed on at the Hammers back in 2013 from Real Betis and he has significant Premier League experience having played 106 league games in total for the Hammers.

But we wonder if Adrian is any better than the goalkeepers we already have in Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow.

And Elliot and Darlow seem to be improving as they get more first team games at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.

But it seems the manager wants to bring in a new goalkeeper and is ready to sell the £5M rated Matz Sels to help fund the deal.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Salmon Fish

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Bakambu is not brilliant.Just moderate.
    I’d prefer Sandro Ramirez if you ask me.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 11, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Would sooner have Reina out of all keepers linked in this story.
    For 4 mill I think that’s a snip considering we could easily get another 3-4 year out of the guy.
    Plenty of time then to bring Woodman through the ranks.
    And who better to learn off than someone who has seen it and done it

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Why do we get linked to PL experienced goalkeepers, when we already have an International ready and willing to extend his contract?

    All those keepers that we are supposedly interested in are available for a reason. Tim is passionate about the club which must outweigh his sometimes slow distribution and lack of command.

  • neverwin

    Jun 11, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Having watched Freddie Woodman throughout England under 20s and especially mom performance today Goalkeeper situation not a problem

  • Phil K

    Jun 11, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #5

    More shite from another Prem club who want to get shot of a player they don’t want.
    First Liverpool with injury prone walking tattoo Ings, now this ?
    Who the f*** do they think we are ?

  • cht2015

    Jun 13, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Why are we linked to all these average or old goalkeepers. Joe Hart is better than any of them and only 30, young for a keeper. He’d cost £10m at most right now, bargain!


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