Sky Sports: Newcastle a ‘likely destination’ for Serie A goalkeeper

According to Sky Sports Italia, Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis could be set for a move to Newcastle, after reports over the weekend claim that a £3.5m offer has been made for the Greek international.

Karnezis has been previously linked with a move to Tyneside this summer, and with Benitez’s interest in Willy Caballero, Pepe Reina and Joe Hart failing to come to fruition, the 32-year old stopper could be his alternate target.

Udinese are believed to have rejected a loan offer from Napoli over the weekend for Karnezis, with Sky claiming the Newcastle is now his likely destination.

We take such rumours with a pinch of salt, but given Udinese have not only signed a new goalkeeper over the past week but also left the Greek international out of the squad in their latest pre-season friendly, it certainly looks as if the 6ft 3′ goalkeeper is on his way out.

With Tim Krul set to be sold and Karl Darlow’s future far from certain, Rafa Benitez’s search for a new goalkeeper has been ongoing all summer, and it looks like Karnezis could be the man to fill that void if Italian reports are to be believed.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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