Karl Darlow set for Newcastle United exit as goalkeeper expected to join Hull City’s rivals Leeds
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Former Hull City goalkeeper Karl Darlow looks to have secured a permanent move to Leeds United as his Newcastle United career looks to be coming to an end.
Darlow spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City and made 12 appearances for the Tigers in the Championship, and it had been hoped the 32-year-old would be reunited with boss Liam Rosenior.
City were in discussions with the Premier League outfit but walked away from the deal when it became apparent the sums involved would be too much for the Tigers given their determination to remain with financial fair play (FFP) rules.
Darlow had started Newcastle’s first two games in pre-season and was part of Eddie Howe’s squad out in the USA for the Magpies’ pre-season tour, but returned to England with a move to Bournemouth primed.
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It now appears Darlow will move to Elland Road and join Daniel Farke’s Whites, as they look to recover from the disappointment of Premier League relegation in May, and the news of the goalkeeper moving to City’s Yorkshire rivals will no doubt come as a blow.
One target discussed by City was Bournemouth stopper Mark Travers and it looks like he’ll be joining the Tigers’ Championship rivals Stoke City.
While Rosenior is keen to bring in competition for number one Matt Ingram, he’s understood to be relaxed about the situation and is prepared to wait for the right target to become available.
City, along with a host of other Championship clubs, are waiting to see how the transfer market develops with Premier League clubs and potential loan availability.