Karl Darlow could soon join the ranks of Magpies out on loan with Hull Live reporting Hull City are closing in on a move for the 32-year-old shot-stopper. The report claims Hull boss, and former tiger, Liam Rosenior is keen on adding Darlow before their match against QPR next weekend.
The Tigers are short at goalkeeper with Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter rehabbing an elbow injury. The 24-year-old had started 12 straight matches earlier in the season in a battle with Matt Ingram for the number one gloves. Baxter was injured in December and has returned to Stamford Bridge for his recovery.
Newcastle reached an agreement with Loris Karius last week to extend his contract until the end of the campaign. That decision coupled with Martin Dubravka’s recall from his loan spell at Old Trafford means Darlow is free to leave this month.
During his Friday press conference, Howe admitted one of his keepers was likely to leave before the end of the window saying:
“Loris has been excellent. Some really good training sessions among the keepers we have. We have a unique situation with the Carabao Cup because Martin is cup-tied. Probably some late movement there.”
Darlow is reportedly keen on getting more playing time. In each of the last two seasons, he got stints as the number one during Dubravka’s foot injuries. During the first half of the 2020-21 campaign, Darlow played out of his skin in keeping Newcastle away from the relegation places.
Newcastle currently have four senior players out on loan with Chris Wood making his debut for Nottingham Forest yesterday. Ciaran Clark (Sheffield), Isaac Hayden (Norwich), and Jeff Hendrick (Reading) are on loan in the Championship.
168 comments so far
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:48 PMComment #161
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:48 PMComment #162
Ugh, crap defending from Arsenal there.
West Lancs Geordie
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:49 PMComment #163
Raj Eddie doesn’t trust to play any of the other players outside the proven 13 plus Murphy. So we have another 12 or 13 who we are paying for NOWT.
I know these owners have bought wisely . I dont want us to buy the Premiership like Man City , Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers have done in the past. I would like us to do a Leicester City whose great well loved owner sadly was killed in a helicopter crash. Since then the likes of Chelsea have plundered their ranks and they are struggling to replace what they have lost. Pressure from “FAIR PLAY” is making them look hard at having to consider selling two of their best remaining players Maddison and Tilemans . It cant be right. Maddison and Tilemans wont come to us they’ll end up at Chelsea ,Spurs Arsenal or Manure. Look at what has happened at Southampton after Liverpool plundered them and the players that have gone to Chelsea from wonderful little Brighton who are playing great football but it wont last losing player after player.
HWTL Lets hope you can keep it up . I’ve been amazed by the transformation.
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:49 PMComment #164
“I think you’re right but they shouldn’t call themselves businessmen if they don’t seize this wonderful opportunity to speculate to accumulate.”
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:50 PMComment #165
You could see Arsenal starting to sit back on their lead after the goal.
Jan 22, 2023 at 5:51 PMComment #166
Rob that didn`t last long mate, i was about to say Arsenal winning is the lesser of two evils, still time for Arsenal do win it yet though mate.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 22, 2023 at 6:21 PMComment #167
Oh Dear, Manure lose. That is us 3rd.
Jan 23, 2023 at 7:52 AMComment #168
Dean0 – you missed Matt Targett. Good solid left back. Proved that last season.