A report in Football Insider says that Leeds United are looking at bringing in Karl Darlow this summer.
Pete O’Rourke writes about the interest:
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that manager Marcelo Bielsa and director of football Victor Orta have drawn up a shortlist of goalkeeping targets and Darlow’s name features highly in it.
The report says that Leeds would bring in Darlow if they can sell Kiko Casilla who they brought in on a free from Real Madrid in January. They reportedly are looking to offload the Spanish keeper this summer even though he was their number one since he arrived at the club.
Karl Darlow was recently mentioned as being a target of Blackburn but that has since been denied by Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray tells SSN that any potential move for NUFC goalkeeper Karl Darlow is a “non starter.”
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 6, 2019
With just one year remaining on his contract, we would expect Newcastle to move Karl this summer. Though if the new manager really rates him, he could end with a new contract. At just 28 years old, he still a long career ahead of him.
Newcastle have recently been linked with two Serie A goalkeepers in Juventus’s Mattia Perin and Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha. While Strakosha would likely be out of Newcastle’s price range, Perin is a less expensive alternative who would be an upgrade to Darlow and be able to push Martin Dubravka.