Newcastle interested in Johnston as Pope’s replacement

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Newcastle are considering signing Crystal Palace‘s England goalkeeper Sam Johnston. After number one Nick Pope is sidelined with a long-term injury.

The Daily Star reports that Johnston has become an option for the goalkeeper position for Newcastle United. Who are looking to strengthen their squad. It is the result of a serious injury to Pope who had to undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to be sidelined for 4 months UFABET

Johnston has become Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson’s first-choice pick for the 2023-24 season and has enjoyed impressive form. With five clean sheets in the Premier League. Second only to Newcastle’s Pope one game.

Due to Pope’s injury, Newcastle have been linked with two goalkeepers, David de Gea, who is still without a team and Aaron Ramsdale, who has been dropped as Arsenal’s second choice right now.

Although Eddie Howe, manager of the Magpies, does not expect a goalkeeper to be added in January. But signing Johnston is a possibility. Even though the 30-year-old goalkeeper just signed a new contract last month.

Howe had to use Martin Dubravka as a goalkeeper in the last game, losing 0-3 to Everton on Thursday, with Lois Karius and Mark Gillespie sits on the bench.