Newcastle United are interested in a move for Tom Heaton according to reports this morning.
Starting his career at Manchester United the goalkeeper sat on the bench a number of times but never played a Premier League game for the Old Trafford outfit.
After a series of loan moves, Heaton was released on a free transfer to Cardiff in 2010 before two further free transfer seeing him end up at Burnley via Bristol City.
Now 29, Tom Heaton has belatedly experienced life in the Premier League and is said to be looking to extend his stay in the top tier according to The Sun.
They report that both Newcastle and Everton are interested in a potential £2m summer move after the goalkeeper has impressed despite Burnley’s relegation.
Playing all 36 Premier League games, Heaton has conceded 53 goals, which is 8 less than Newcastle United’s goalkeepers’ combined efforts.
At 29 years old he may appear a little on the old side for Mike Ashley’s tastes but with keepers playing until they are older that shouldn’t be a factor if there is genuine interest from United.
With Rob Elliot seemingly on his way out and speculation as ever that Mike Ashley could cash in on Tim Krul, there is every likelihood of a shake-up in the goalkeeper situation at Newcastle next season.
The situation surrounding Karl Darlow is another factor, with many of the pundits and reporters who cover Nottingham Forest suggesting that he could do with yet another year in the Championship, let’s hope that this isn’t with Newcastle…