By Russell Edge

10th Dec, 2017 | 12:45pm

Drop the axe: Three reasons Newcastle must swoop for reported wantaway PL bench warmer


Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has not made it any secret that he is looking to snap up a new goalkeeper and he must make a move for Manchester United’s Sergio Romero.

The Magpies were heavily linked with a move for a shot stopper over the summer, and Karl Darlow confirmed that the only reason he has remained with the club is because the club saw a deal fall through, meaning his proposed move to Middlesbrough was cancelled.

However Benitez now has a chance to secure exactly what he is looking for; an experienced goalkeeper with top flight action under his belt, and from an English giant no less.

That is because Manchester United’s Romero, a bench warmer for the Red Devils, is reported by the Mail to be looking to leave Old Trafford in search of first team action.

The 30-year-old is said to be worried about his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad and is hoping that by securing a move elsewhere, where he will be the first choice keeper, he will guarantee his place in the starting XI next summer.

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Here, Football Insider analyses three reasons why Newcastle must try snap David De Gea’s understudy up in January, including which man should find himself axed from the club as a result.


Click below to see the first reason why Romero should become a Magpie