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Australian media claim Newcastle interest in Mark Birighitti

8 years ago

Mark Birighitti could be changing his Newcastles according to the media in Australia.

The 24 year old goalkeeper currently plays for Newcastle Jets in the A-League but the West Australian reports today that both Newcastle and Bournemouth are interested in the player as a back-up keeper.

In his nine matches so far this season, Mark Birighitti has had an eventful time. The goalkeeper named three times in the A-League’s team of the week, whilst he also had four teeth kicked out in an incident during a match against Sydney FC in October.

The 24 year old has one cap for Australia and has had interest shown in him by European clubs previously.

He had a trial period with Bayer Leverkusen back in 2014 and last season he spent time at Serie B side AS Varese and played a handful of matches for them.

Bournemouth already have one Aussie keeper in Adam Federici, whilst there has been a number of others who have done well previously in the Premier League, including Bosnich and Schwarzer.

Newcastle have repeatedly been linked with goalkeepers in recent weeks which all seems a bit strange as it isn’t an area of the team to cause supporters as much concern as other departments.

Whilst Tim Krul is injured at the moment, he will be back next season fingers crossed. Whilst in his absence Rob Elliot has shown his best ever form for the club, with number two Karl Darlow also waiting in the wings, as well as up and coming England youth keeper Freddie Woodman.


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