Karl Darlow's Newcastle United future in spotlight as Freddie Woodman edges towards exit

Middlesbrough are reportedly considering a summer move for Karl Darlow – five years after having a bid for the goalkeeper rejected.
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Darlow joined Newcastle United eight years ago from Nottingham Forest. However, the 31-year-old has found his appearances limited by the form of others, notably No.1 Martin Dubravka, and he only made eight Premier League appearances last season.

Newcastle rejected a £5million offer from Middlesbrough for Darlow in the summer of 2017, and the 31-year-old is again interesting the Championship club, according to The Athletic. Leicester City’s Daniel Iverson is said to be an alternative target for Chris Wilder.

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The news comes amid speculation over United’s goalkeeping department. The club is expected to sign another goalkeeper this summer, and 25-year-old Freddie Woodman, a target for Preston North End, is expected to leave St James's Park in search of first-team football.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have been linked with 30-year-old Nick Pope, who could leave Burnley this summer following Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League.