Newcastle have a second goalkeeper linked with a move to the Championship. The Athletic is reporting that Karl Darlow has been identified as a potential option for Middlesbrough.
Freddie Woodman has been heavily linked with Preston North End for a couple of weeks. Talks are still underway over a loan with a view to a permanent similar to Isaac Hayden’s move to Norwich City.
Birmingham City, managed by former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer, are also touted with an interest in Woodman. It appears that Preston are the frontrunners as they look to replace Daniel Iversen, who spent the last season and a half on loan at Deepdale from Leicester City.
Iversen is also under consideration at the Riverside Stadium. Manager Chris Wilder will target either Darlow or Iverson to take the number one gloves. Iversen will be allowed out for another loan spell rather than remaining at Leicester, where is behind Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward.
One of Dan Ashworth’s top priorities this summer is to significantly trim the squad. If both Woodman and Darlow leave this summer, that would open the door for a goalkeeping target to come aboard.
There have been no shortage of options as Burnley’s Nick Pope and PSG’s Alphonse Areola have both hit the radar in recent weeks. Newcastle have seemingly moved on from Manchester United’s Dean Henderson who is wanted by Nottingham Forest either on loan or permanently.