Report – Rafa Benitez Has New Top Transfer Target For The Summer

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Newcastle are definitely after a new goalkeeper to become the third goalkeeper at Newcastle this season – and maybe even the number one – once 20-year-old England U20 star Freddie Woodman goes out on loan – probably to a Championship side for next season.

Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow are the two goalkeepers who will remain and Tim Krul is now training with the U23 squad as he looks for a new club to start his career elsewhere.

Tim has been at Newcastle for twelve years since signing on as a 17 year when Graeme Souness was the manager back in the summer of 2007.

The goalkeeper signed last summer – Matz Sels has returned to Belgium where he is the goalkeeper at Anderlecht for a season loan.

27-year-old 10 times capped Hungarian International Peter Gulacsi
There is a report on ESPN today that Rafa Benitez is interested in signing 27-year-old 10 times capped Hungarian International Peter Gulacsi from Red Bull Leipzig and Rafa has apparently been a long term admirer of the goalkeeper.

The report is that Gulacsi is now Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper target after we missed out on both Pepe Reina and free agent Argentine Willy Caballero.

Benitez actually signed Gulacsi back in 2007 on loan for Liverpool when he was a 17-year-old and he signed permanent terms one year later – although Peter never played for the Reds first team. and was transferred back in 2013 to Red Bull Leipzig.

After a number of loans away from the Reds to get first team experience he was transferred back in 2013 to Red Bull Leipzig, where he has been ever since.

The word on Peter Gulacsi is that he’s a very reliable goalkeeper which is usually the first requirements of any goalkeeper.

Rafa needs to sign a goalkeeper soon – especially if he sees that goalkeeper as Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper for the coming season.

If Peter Gulacsi does join Newcastle he will need to earn his place purely on his form and experience – since we already have two very good goalkeepers at the club in Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow.

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