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Newcastle To Miss Out Another Transfer Target This Week

There’s news from London that former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero has agreed terms with Chelsea and passed a medical test yesterday and the Premier League Champions are expected to announce his signing as soon as today.

That means Newcastle have missed out on signing Caballero, who we thought would have been a decent enough short-term signing for the Magpies, but it looks like it’s not going to happen.

The Argentine has been signed by Chelsea to replace Asmir Begovic, who has moved to Bournemouth and Caballero will become the new back-up goalkeeper to top Belgian International Thibaut Courtois.

35 year-old Willy Caballero – passed medical at Chelsea

With Chelsea having qualified for the group stages of the Champions League next season, it’s expected that Willy will get some first team football in Europe next season and he’ll also play in the FA Cup and League Cup.

It seems the Argentine preferred that to coming to Newcastle and potentially being the starting goalkeeper for the Magpies.

Rafa Benitez still wants an experienced goalkeeper brought in his summer and we still have a chance – a slim chance – of persuading former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to join us from Napoli.

The 35 year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper would like to stay in Italy and is trying to arrange an extension to his contract there, which currently runs out next summer.

It seems like Rafa wants more experience in the Newcastle defense for next season, back in the Premier League.

However, we still have a number of good goalkeepers in Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow, Tim Krul and Matz Sels who is expected to leave Newcastle this summer, either permanently or on loan, after only one year at the club.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Rafa has been talking to Kiko Casilia – Real Madrid’s reserve GK!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #2

    First bit of good news today.
    Keep it up Edd

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #3


  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #4

    I think we have decent enough goal keepers already, so i am not too bothered about this tbh.

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Training starting a week next Monday
    Expect a flurry of activity in the next week or 10 days

  • lochinvar

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Clearly at 35 Willy is happy to take good money off Chelsea to sit on the bench and play the odd cup game. Nice work if you can get it but not indicative of a player who wants to be at the forefront of the Premiership contest.
    Over and out.


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