The Chronicle have confirmed that Newcastle are in talks over extending Karl Darlow’s contract – however the goalkeeper will seek assurances that he’ll get a ‘reasonable chance’ of first team football before signing.
The 27-year-old has made 10 starts out of a possible 35 in the league this season, starting the season playing second fiddle to Rob Elliot and ending it firmly behind impressive new January signing Martin Dubravka.
That being said, the club clearly see him as a very capable goalkeeper.
The Chronicle have confirmed today that we are in talks over extending his current deal at the club – with him entering the final two years of his contract:
“United remain in talks to extend Darlow’s contract, but the goalkeeper wants assurances of a reasonable chance of first team football as his current deal enters its final two years.”
With Dubravka all set to sign this summer after impressive on loan, Darlow will know his days of being Newcastle’s number one could be numbered – hence why he appears to be stalling over a new deal.
He’s come in and done a good job at times, but he’s poor with his feet and quite unreliable – even if he’s capable of some spectacular stops.
With Elliot on our books, Woodman tipped for a bright future under Benitez and Sels most likely to be sold, would NUFC be wise to cash in on Darlow this summer if he’s demanding first-team opportunities?
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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.