According to The Sun’s Neil Custis, Newcastle are prepared to offer Karl Darlow to Manchester United as part of a bid to sign goalkeeper Dean Henderson – who is currently second choice for the Red Devils.
We have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old for six months now with our interest sparking back in January as we seek to replace our current number one Martin Dubravka.
The former Sheffield United star, however, is keen on making it a loan deal as he remains hopeful that he can one day take over the reigns from David de Gea who is currently keeping him out of the squad.
It is believed that the hierarchy view this transfer as a big priority in the coming months, among many others, and will want a deal for a new shot-stopper completed as soon as possible.
Darlow has been in and out of the squad due to Dubravka’s injuries in the last few years, but he has struggled to establish himself as our first choice keeper since our promotion from the Championship in 2017.
With Lee Grant announcing his retirement and Henderson potentially on his way to Tyneside, Man U’s only backup would be Tom Heaton, so an exchange for the 31-year-old would save them the trouble of finding another option.