Newcastle United eye goalkeeper raid on Premier League rivals - report

Newcastle United are reportedly weighing up a move or Norwich City goalkeeper Jon McCracken.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 1:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 2:15 pm
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According to a report on Football Insider, United could attempt to sign the Scotland under-19 international, with his contractual situation at Carrow Road unclear.

McCracken was signed in 2016 from Hamilton by then boss Alex Neil.

Since then he has become a regular with the Canaries' under-23 side, as well as training with the first-team squad, who were promoted to the Premier League last season, alongside former Magpies keeper Tim Krul.

United are well-stocked in the goalkeeper department this summer with an overhaul on the cards.

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Should Rafa Benitez remain beyond June 30 he is keen to let experienced Rob Elliot depart, while the club are keen to tie England under-21 keeper Freddie Woodman down to a new deal. Benitez would not stand in Karl Darlow's way, should he secure a permanent move.

At reserve level, where McCracken would likely slot in, United released Otto Huuhtanen with Nathan Harker retained.