Earlier today, the72 reported that Leeds United has joined Swansea City in the pursuit of Newcastled United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

The Magpies look set to sign goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the coming weeks, which could spell the end of Darlow’s time at St. James’ Park. He is expected to be available for somewhere in the region of £2 million, and that has alerted both Leeds United and Swansea City.

Leeds United seem set to sign a new goalkeeper this summer after last year’s signing Felix Wiedwald completely flopped following his arrival at Elland Road.

The German arrived as a replacement for Rob Green who departed for Huddersfield Town, and he started the season as the number one. However, his poor performances led to Bailey Peacock-Farrell being given the chance for the Whites, and it fair to say he took that chance.

The youngster ended the season as number one, but Leeds are still looking to bring in a keeper to compete with him.

Karl Darlow is the latest shot stopper that they have been linked with. Here is everything that you need to know about the Newcastle United keeper:

Darlow is a 27-year-old goalkeeper who was born in Northampton. He started his career at Aston Villa, but was released at the age of 16. He then moved to Nottingham Forest, where he spent the next eight years of his career.

He made his debut for the East Midlands club at the age of 21, coming on as a substitute in the final game of the 2010/11 season.

During his time at Nottingham Forest, Darlow spent some of his time out on loan. He enjoyed spells at Newport County and Walsall, before returning to Forest.

He made 64 appearances for the club before moving to Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee in 2014. He was then loaned back to Nottingham Forest for the season before breaking into the first team at Newcastle United.

He has played 50 times for the Toon Army, but it appears his career at the North East club is now over.

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