EPL club eyeing move for £72m Chelsea goalkeeper

By | May 28, 2022

Newcastle United have allegedly identified Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga as potential goalkeeping targets.

After adding to their ranks two months ago, following the eye-catching takeover of the club by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the Toons are now said to be interested in adding quality between the sticks this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies’ list of targets to replace first-choice Martin Dubravka includes the aforementioned pair, both of whom have struggled for regular playing time this season.

While Arrizabalga did feature for a stint for the capital side after the turn of the year during Edouard Mendy’s spell with Senegal at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the player has only managed to make 15 outings in all competitions this campaign after his £72 million move at the beginning of the 2018-19 term.

Henderson, meantime, has turned out on three occasions for the Red Devils this season, acting as a back-up for the Spain international David de Gea after previously battling with him for the gloves the previous year, in which he made 13 Premier League appearances.

Eddie Howe’s side have enjoyed an upturn in form in the latest months, moving nine points clear of the relegation area after the January signings of defenders Dan Burn and Matt Target, striker Chris Wood and midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.