Danny Mills insists Newcastle United are not missing out on much after snubbing £4million transfer offers for goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
The former Leeds and England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the seven-figure fee is not a significant amount in the grand scheme of things.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Magpies are set to lose the shot-stopper for nothing this summer when his contract comes to an end, having turned down bids from Leeds and elsewhere for his capture.
Despite seeing the former Nottingham Forest man feature solely in the cup competitions this season, Mills says that the Magpies will not be ruing their decision for the sake of £4million.
Mills told Football Insider: “They’ll be looking at it and just thinking: ‘Who have we got to replace, who’s in there to make a difference if we really need it, do we have strength in depth to let somebody go?’
“Without sounding daft, £4million is next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. That’s what it is, it’s no real fee at all.
“They’ll have looked at it and thought it is what it is, we’ll keep him around because £4million certainly is not going to change our fortunes in terms of transfer budget or anything like that.”
Darlow, who arrived at St James’ Park from Nottingham Forest back in 2014, has played 63 times for the Magpies across all competitions.
He was the club’s first-choice between the sticks prior to Martin Dubravka’s arrival, the Slovakian international forcing the English keeper to the bench.
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