Premier League News:
Alan Pardew, Newcastle United’s boss, is considering speaking to the Premier League about signing an emergency loan for a goal keeper ahead of Sunday’s derby against Sunderland. The third-choice 21 year old goal keeper Jak Alnwick, injured his shoulder earlier at Tottenham on Saturday.
Both number one Tim Kurl and Rob Elliot are also already injured. So it seems that Newcastle’s only choice is the 17 year old Freddie Woodman, who Pardew feels, is too inexperienced for Premier League’s level.
According to Premier League’s guidelines, a club with only one fit and available goalkeeper is eligible to sign for an emergency loan. It is true that Newcastle has two available and fit players, Darlow and Woodman. But Darlow, whom Newcastle signed in the summer and loaned back to Championship club for the whole season, cannot be recalled. Thus, looking at these circumstances, perhaps Newcastle may still have some chance at making an emergency loan appeal with the Premier League. The board would hopefully consider looking at these particular circumstances before taking a decision.
Newcastle lost the last two matches after losing 4-0 at Spurs on Wednesday in their league Cup quarter-final, and despite the transfer window being closed off until New Year’s Day, they still want to sign another keeper.