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Rafa Said To Be Very Keen On Talented 28-Year-Old German International

It would not surprise us if Rafa Benitez shakes up the goalkeeper position at Newcastle.

It looks like England U21 International Freddie Woodman wants away and Rob Elliot will be offered on the open market this summer.

Apart from a shaky spell of only a few games Martin Dubravka has again had an outstanding season at Newcastle and is one reason why Woodman wants away.

The 22-year-old will find it difficult to oust the Slovakian International from the first team.

But Dubravka needs more competition and therefore Rafa will very likely bring in another goalkeeper this summer.

28-year-old German International goalkeeper Kevin Trapp of PSG could be available this summer.

Trapp was on loan last season at Eintracht Frankfurt (where he was at for three years from 2012-2015), and they reached the Europa League semi-finals but lost on penalties to Chelsea last week.

Trapp appeared 43 times for the Bundesliga side last season and he showed some excellent form during the season.

He has played for all the German youth sides and 3 times for the full National side..

There is no option to buy in the loan agreement but with Gianluigi Buffon now at the French club, it may be difficult for 6ft 2ins tall Kevin Trapp to get some games next season.

French website Paris United have put out this tweet saying Newcastle are interested in the player.:

Here’s the translation of the above:

PSG insiders still plan to ensure all options are studied for Trapp, because the situation of Gianluigi Buffon is still unclear, and super agent Pini Zahavi says he has an opening at Newcastle United to place the German there.

Not sure how long Buffon will play on for in his illustrious career, but there seems a chance Newcastle may bring in Trapp this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    May 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Sounds like a bunch of pony and Trapp to me

  • Ron Knee

    May 14, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Any relation to the von Trapp family? “The hiiiiills are aliiive…”

  • Munster Mag

    May 14, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Hilarious comments re Murphy. Jail and Co take a bow. A bad buy cannot be attributed to rafa, ever. Well spotted Cyprus. Rafa in infallible. The less intelligent members of this blog cannot allow a balanced opinion on rafa. Such as the fact that he has mostly done well on transfers. No. Rafa is beyond criticism, therefore someone else bought Murphy. Guess what, if Murphy was a star, would we be crediting charnley because “he wasn’t a rafa buy” ? Remarkable stuff. Bit of balance lads. I’m not hanging rafa. Far from it. But we can’t call an error an error?

  • swemag

    May 14, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #4

    …looking forward to reading the response to Munster..

    Wow, this chat and the entertainment value. 🙂


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