Leeds United are eyeing up a January transfer window move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. 

Leeds United are keen to ease their goalkeeper worries in the upcoming transfer window, and Newcastle United’s out of favour Championship-winning goalkeeper Karl Darlow is believed to be their number one target.

It is believed that Newcastle United will demand a fee of around £4 million for the 28-year-old, but Leeds favour a loan deal, running through to the end of the Championship season.

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After loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg in an Under-23s game, Marcelo Bielsa has had to use academy ‘keepers for his matchday squad, with youngster Will Huffer starting against Bristol City in the absence of both Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Jamal Blackman.

Since joining from Sparta Prague in January for £4 million, Martin Dubravka has been brilliant for Newcastle United, keeping Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot and Leeds-linked youngster Freddie Woodman out of the first team picture.

Darlow has grown unsettled at St James’ Park, and is now being linked with a move to Championship promotion contenders Leeds United.

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The former Nottingham Forest man played a big part in helping Newcastle back to the Premier League in the 2016/17 Championship season, playing in 34 games, keeping 13 clean sheets as The Toon won the Championship ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 28-year-old will be keen to make a move away to find some consistent first team football, even if it means dropping out of the Premier League. However, with Leeds United well in the promotion fight, the ‘keeper’s stay outside the top tier may not last long.

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