According to a report by The Sun, there is purported interest from Bournemouth in acquiring the services of Karl Darlow from Newcastle United.
Additionally, Leeds United have reportedly engaged in internal discussions regarding the possibility of pursuing the shot-stopper. The Toons have established a valuation of £5 million for Darlow.
Darlow has recently completed his loan spell at Hull City in the Championship during the latter half of the 2022-2023 season, subsequently returning to Newcastle.
Notwithstanding his affiliation with a team experiencing difficulties, he demonstrated commendable performance by maintaining a total of five games without conceding a goal out of a total of 12 games played, while allowing a mere 14 goals to be scored against his team.
According to reports, Darlow is among the quartet of goalkeepers currently under consideration by Leeds United, alongside Viktor Johansson from Rotherham, Freddie Woodman from Preston, and Marek Rodak from Fulham.
Nevertheless, there has been a growing level of competition for Darlow’s endorsement, as Bournemouth has also conveyed their keenness to pursue the goalie.
Although there is interest from Middlesbrough and Blackburn in acquiring him, the price tag of £5 million may present a financial challenge for these clubs.
Darlow’s extensive record of 100 appearances over a span of nine years at Newcastle, with 52 of those being in the Premier League, renders him a desirable choice for any team competing in the Championship.
There are speculations surrounding the potential departure of Illan Meslier, which may necessitate Leeds United’s acquisition of a fresh goalkeeper.
Acquiring Darlow at a valuation of £5 million would constitute a judicious financial undertaking for Leeds.