Karl Darlow’s Newcastle United career could come to an end this summer.
The goalkeeper feels like of of multiple players who could leave St James’ Park when the transfer window opens.
It’s set to be a huge summer of change, with plenty of incomings and outgoings expected. Eddie Howe has quite a bloated squad, and will likely attempt to move on some of his fringe options.
We still have multiple players who were with us in the Championship, which sums up how much the squad stagnated in the final stages of Mike Ashley’s ownership.
Darlow certainly falls into that category. He joined the club in 2014, and has been Newcastle’s backup goalkeeper since Martin Dubravka arrived in 2018.
He hasn’t played for the club since Howe’s first game in charge where he struggled, and will surely leave the Magpies this summer. And talk of a new goalkeeper arriving could only accelerate his departure.
Newcastle are ‘closing in’ on Dean Henderson – bad news for Karl Darlow’s Toon career
According to the Manchester Evening News, Newcastle are close to signing Dean Henderson from Man United.
He would compete with Dubravka, pushing Darlow even further down the pecking order.
While the 31-year-old has been a great goalkeeper for Newcastle, the potential arrival of Henderson has to signal the end of his time on Tyneside.
Darlow is already struggling for minutes at St James’ Park. They will only diminish further if Henderson joins.
However, the former Nottingham Forest man should have no issues finding a new club. He proved last season how good he can be in the Premier League, and almost earned an England callup. The Northern Echo recently linked him with a move to Middlesbrough.
Whether it’s in the Premier League or Championship, whoever signs Darlow will be getting a great goalkeeper.
Sadly, it’s hard to see how he fits in at Newcastle if another stopper arrives.