Celtic FC are out in the market looking for a new goalkeeper as a number of their shot-stoppers are coming towards the end of their career.
And keeping in line with the news, the Chronicle are reporting that the Hoops are planning to make a move for Newcastle United keeper, Karl Darlow.
Darlow joined Newcastle United in 2015 from Nottingham Forest and for the first couple of seasons, the 28-year-old had been the number one choice for the Magpies.
But during the 2017-18 season though, he managed to make only 10 Premier League appearances since Newcastle United went on to sign Martin Dubravka during the January transfer window.
And from that point onwards, Darlow has fallen down the pecking order at the club and some reports claim that the player will try and force a move out of the club during the summer.
The keeper’s current contract at Newcastle United expires in 2020 which means if Rafa Benitez does not let him leave this summer then the club will risk losing him for free next year.
This is one of the main reasons why many believe that Rafa will sanction a transfer for Karl Darlow in which case Celtic are the frontrunners in signing up the keeper.
The report claims that Newcastle United have valued Darlow at £3 million which should not be a cause of concern for the Hoops.
But some experts have warned the Glasgow outfit against signing the keeper given that he has seen very little game time over the past 18 months.
This whole season, Karl Darlow has played only a single game for Rafa Benitez’s side which came in the EFL Cup.
And in that game too, the 28-year-old conceded three goals.
Apart from the Newcastle United man, Celtic are also keeping tabs at Livingston keeper Liam Kelly but it does not look like the shot-stopper is too keen to join the Hoops.