Newcastle United are monitoring Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski ahead of a possible summer swoop, according to the Guardian.
The newspaper claim that the 33-year-old Poland international, who has spent four seasons at the Liberty Stadium, is set to cost around £5million this summer with just one year remaining on his deal.
The Guardian report that despite interest from some top-six teams in his signature, the 6ft 3in stopper wants to be the first-choice stopper at his next club following Swansea’s relegation.
Good move for Newcastle United?
As a standalone deal, absolutely.
Fabianski has blossomed into a brilliant goalkeeper at the Liberty Stadium after spending years as Arsenal’s perennial number two.
The Pole is a brilliant shot stopper and has shown major improvements in his handling and distribution in recent seasons, and most definitely deserves to remain at a Premier League club.
However, with the Magpies likely to take Martin Dubravka permanently this summer, a swoop for Fabianski therefore makes little sense.
Nothing but Newcastle rating: 6/10
Likely to happen?
Fabianski does look likely to leave Swansea this season, with just one year left on his deal.
However, the report names at least four clubs who are interested in signing him, and that means that competition will be fierce when the window opens.
Nothing but Newcastle rating: 2/10