By Harvey Byrne
There has been a development in north east rival Middlesbrough’s interest in Newcastle stopper Karl Darlow with Boro no longer eyeing a move following the capture of Darren Randolph, according to a report.
North east news outlet the Chronicle have detailed on their website that the signing of the former West Ham man means that Garry Monk’s side are no longer looking at a move for Darlow.
The claim follows a report from the Daily Mail stating earlier in the month that Boro were remaining in talks with Newcastle over a transfer of the 26-year-old.
However, it is now stated by the Chronicle that Darlow’s career at St. James’ Park is not over yet with Middlesbrough deciding to go for the cheaper goalkeeper in Randolph after having a bid of £5million turned down two weeks a go.
Darlow helped Newcastle win promotion back to the Premier League last season, playing 34 league games in total and he still has three years remaining on his contract.
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Newcastle have made it clear that they don’t see a future for Darlow at the club with their wants of a new man between the sticks. But, it is also thought that the Magpies must first let one of their many goalkeepers leave the club with Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Freddie Woodman also in the squad alongside Darlow. This is causing some problems to the north east giants, with manager Rafa Benitez reportedly growing frustrated at the slowness of the window. Now, with the Premier League campaign starting less than a month it is thought that the Magpies squad must offload Darlow and get a new man in soon.
In other Newcastle transfer news, this Premier League side are prepared to let Magpies target leave.