Newcastle United weighing up Alphonse Areola possibility

Premier League newcomers Newcastle United are weighing up the possibility of lodging a bid for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, according to France Football.

Rafa Benitez has followed the player since the French international’s time at Villarreal and the Magpies are weighing up the possibility of submitting a €15m initial bid for the former SC Bastia loanee.

Areola is the club’s number one target to provide competition for Tim Krul, even if they have also looked at Joe Hart and Pepe Reina.

Les Parisiens would need to find a new goalkeeper should a deal be struck, even if, as rumoured, RC Lens man Nicolas Douchez returns to the capital in a capacity as #3.


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