Newcastle transfer news: Alan Shearer urges Eddie Howe and Newcastle to urgently sign this free agent

In today’s Newcastle transfer news - Alan Shearer urged Eddie Howe to sign David de Gea who is a free agent early in the January transfer window.

Newcastle transfer news: Shearer wants Newcastle to sign David de Dea
Newcastle transfer news: Shearer wants Newcastle to sign David de Dea / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

After the shoulder injury of Nick Pope, Newcastle transfer news about the possible signing of a goalkeeper in the January transfer window has become more and more evident. Eddie Howe thought that he could trust Martin Dubravka to do the job for the Magpies. However, after conceding so many goals, Eddie Howe is now compelled to change his mind about Newcastle’s goalkeeper. When Chris Wood scored that hattrick for Forest at St. James’ Park, it became very clear that Newcastle needed a good goalkeeper because beating Dubravka looked easy for the former Newcastle striker. That is why many fans and pundits are urging Newcastle and Eddie Howe to sign a top-class goalkeeper who would help the Magpies steady the ship as they continue to leak goals. Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has identified a goalkeeper who might solve the problem that the Magpies are having at the back.

Newcastle transfer news: Shearer wants Newcastle to sign David de Dea

The Financial Fair Play rules are restricting Newcastle from making the signings they need. However, former Newcastle striker and legend Alan Shearer has identified the position of the goalkeeper as one of the main priorities for Newcastle as the January transfer window opens. While speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live about possible signings for Newcastle, Shearer said, “I would agree goalkeeper and centre forward would be the two main priorities for me. But good luck trying to find a good centre forward that you can bring in for a decent amount of money.”

Shearer was asked about the possibility of signing David de Gea and he replied, “Yeah, I would. I think Newcastle need a goalkeeper, and De Gea is out there. I know the salary would be huge but they wouldn’t have to pay a fee for him.”

The goalkeeper is a major target for Eddie Howe and Newcastle. Thus, you will find many Newcastle transfer news stories on the possible targets for the goalkeeping position for the Magpies. It will be interesting to see who they would choose. David de Gea is a viable option because he is a free agent as he has been without a club since leaving Manchester United.

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