Middlesbrough are main a clutch of Championship golf equipment exhibiting curiosity in signing Karl Darlow, with the goalkeeper anticipated to go away Newcastle United throughout the summer season gross sales.
That’s in keeping with The Northern Echo, who report the Magpies are more likely to transfer Darlow on, having finalised a £12m deal for Burnley stopper Nick Pope. The England worldwide accomplished his switch to Tyneside this Thursday, and has put pen to a four-year contract.
Pope will now rival Martin Dubravka for possession of the primary jersey at St James’ Park subsequent season. Eddie Howe will present the pair with an opportunity to earn the beginning position forward of Newcastle beginning the brand new Premier League time period at dwelling to Nottingham Forest.
Pope to exchange Darlow as Dubravka’s rival at Newcastle after Burnley exit
Darlow failed in his quest to oust Dubravka as Howe’s first-choice goalkeeper following the Magpies sacking Steve Bruce. The 31-year-old had featured between the sticks for Bruce’s last 4 top-flight fixtures in cost, plus the Toon’s three matches beneath Graeme Jones.
Brentford’s journey to Tyneside on November 20, whereas Jason Tindall occupied Howe’s seat within the dugout, would show to be Darlow’s last look of the 2021/22 marketing campaign throughout all competitions. He would solely function as an unused substitute within the league afterwards.
In his place, Dubravka stored eight clear sheets to 35 targets conceded over 26 appearances within the top-flight with Howe on the helm. Pope, in the meantime registered 9 clear sheets to 47 targets conceded in 36 Premier League video games, however couldn’t assist Burnley keep away from relegation.
Middlesbrough main Championship curiosity in Newcastle’s Darlow
Darlow is now extremely anticipated to go away Newcastle, with Middlesbrough main the clutch of Championship golf equipment considering his providers. The Teesside natives ended the 2021/22 marketing campaign seventh within the second-tier standings, to overlook out on the play-offs by 5 factors.
But Boro might face competitors from West Brom, with Bruce eager to reunite with Darlow as Sam Johnstone is ready to affix Crystal Palace. That’s in keeping with The Sun, who’ve cited the Baggies as exhibiting curiosity in signing Darlow, who Bruce called ‘terrific’ at Newcastle.
It can also be attainable that Newcastle conform to ship Darlow out on mortgage subsequent season, ought to no workforce – be it Middlesbrough or West Brom – present concrete curiosity in a everlasting transfer.
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