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Darlow ready to sign new deal

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow is ready to fight for his place at the club with talks ongoing over a new deal, according to the Chronicle. 

The regional newspaper report that the 27-year-old is settled on Tyneside and is aiming to put pen to paper on an extension amid interest from Leeds United.

The Chronicle claim that Darlow believes he can ply his trade at Premier League level for many more years, with the stopper also hopeful of earning an international cap with Wales under Ryan Giggs.

It is said that Martin Dubravka, who the club have just signed permanently for £4million, is set to begin next season as the Magpies’ number one.

This is a massive decision from Darlow considering his position as back-up to Dubravka and the interest from Leeds, who will be pushing for promotion from the Championship next season.


This will be a boost for Newcastle as they look to finalise their goalkeeping line up for next season, with Darlow likely to be installed as Dubravka’s number two. The 27-year-old has been a good servant for the club since arriving, but has unfortunately never really been viewed as a viable long term option. Dubravka’s arrival will be a blow for Darlow, but the former Nottingham Forest man seems to be settled at the club and happy to remain on the bench as a back up next season. While this is a good thing for Newcastle, you would think that Darlow would be interested in a move to Leeds, who have been linked with him recently. The Whites still remain a big club with fans flocking to watch them every week, and the chance of becoming a hero by contributing to their potential promotion to the Premier League in the near future would surely be an enticing opportunity. Darlow however seems unmoved, and a stay at Newcastle now looks the likely option. 

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