Newcastle United set to ‘miss out’ on free transfer as Loris Karius prediction made
All the latest Newcastle United news as the build-up continues for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Man Utd.
Newcastle United are now putting the final touches on their preparations for this weekend’s Carabao Cup final.
The Magpies have the chance to end their decades-long trophy drought, but they face a big challenge against a Manchester United side in sizzling form. Eddie Howe is going to have to put together a masterplan this week, and there is also the added challenge of heading into the game without starting goalkeeper Nick Pope, who is suspended following a red card last weekend.
As the build-up to the clash continues, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding St James’ Park.
Chris Sutton is predicting a big performance for Newcastle’s back-up goalkeeper Loris Karius this weekend.
“Whether we like it or not, we all remember Karius for what happened in the 2018 Champions League final,” he told BBC Sport. “I really felt for him then, but this is his chance for redemption. For him to win at Wembley, and be the hero too, would be a fairytale because it is so unlikely – but you know what, let’s go for the fairytale.
“I think this game will go the distance and Karius will make the difference, right at the very end.”
Newcastle look set to miss out on Borussia Monchengladbach star Ramy Bensebaini, with a European giant said to be closing in.
Fabrizio Romano has tweeted: “After Kamada deal, Borussia Dortmund plan includes to sign Ramy Bensebaini as free agent. He’s been a top target for long time as new left back. Nothing is signed yet but BVB will push again to anticipate many clubs keen to sign Bensebaini after Kamada on a free.”
The Magpies have been linked with a move for Bensebaini, but it looks as though they will miss out on this one.