The regional newspaper reports on their website that the Magpies are set to knock back loan bids from Leeds United for their second choice stopper in January, and that they will only entertain cash offers for his services.
The report adds that Newcastle are not willing to offload their keeper – who is rated at £4 million – on a temporary basis, but they are yet to come to an agreement over his current deal, which is set to run out in 2020.
Seeming as Darlow is Newcastle’s second choice keeper behind Martin Dubravka, it makes sense that they will not get rid of him without a fight. How will loaning him out benefit the Magpies? Injuries happen all the time, and their number one certainly is not exempt from that. However, selling him for a reasonable price is not out of the question. Cashing in on him before his contract runs down is incredibly wise, as it would allow them to scour the market for another keeper who can provide quality cover to Dubravka. It is clear to see that the Whites are desperate to land Darlow, especially with the problems that they have had with their goalkeepers this season – but they must cough up the cash or risk losing out on him altogether. This report makes it very clear that Newcastle are not going to loan him out – so the sooner Leeds recognise that, the better it will be for them.