Newcastle transfer news: Newcastle is interested in signing the 30-year-old ex-Manchester United player

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Newcastle United are interested in signing the 30-year-old ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from Palace.

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Newcastle United are looking to sign a goalkeeper in this January transfer window and that is why the Newcastle transfer news on the possible goalkeeper signings is coming thick and fast. The Magpies are already linked with David de Gea who is a Manchester United legend and also a free agent. However, according to the latest reports from the Athletic, Newcastle could go for another former Manchester United goalkeeper who currently plays for Crystal Palace. Yes, Sam Johnstone to Newcastle is one story that is getting a lot more attention in recent times. It is worth noting that his release clause according to the Daily Mail is around £10m. Therefore, he is affordable for Newcastle and Eddie Howe. Johnstone has proved to be a reliable figure for Palace and he could be a great backup for Nick Pope who is recovering from the injury that he suffered against Manchester United.

Newcastle transfer news: Sam Johnstone to Newcastle can be a great deal for the Magpies

Newcastle surely needs a new goalkeeper who could deliver the goods when required. Martin Dubravka is struggling very badly. Newcastle fans had enough of him when Chris Wood beat him thrice easily to secure a win for Nottingham Forest. It shows why he is no longer the first-choice goalkeeper for the Magpies. With Nick Pope out injured, Eddie Howe has to rely on Dubravka unless Newcastle does something in the January transfer window. With David de Gea remaining as a free agent, many Newcastle fans are urging Eddie Howe to sign him. So, if Howe fails to get the signature of De Gea, then Sam Johnstone can be a very good alternative to the Spaniard and will also be an upgrade from Martin Dubravka. Sam Johnstone to Newcastle will be Newcastle transfer news that every fan should keep an eye on.

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