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Newcastle linked with move for Lawrence Vigouroux

5 years ago

Tuesday morning has seen Newcastle United linked with a move for  Lawrence Vigouroux.

Turning 23 later this month, the London born goalkeeper plays for Swindon Town in League One.

Standing at 6ft 5, the keeper was on the books of both Tottenham and Liverpool before ending up at Swindon on loan and then a permanent contract this summer.

Lawrence Vigouroux hopes to play for Chile one day due to his family background and has been involved at youth level in various training camps so far.

As well as Newcastle, fellow promotion hopefuls Norwich City are also said by The Sun to be interested in the young goalkeeper a a future Premier League prospect.

The keeper also played some games on loan at non-league Hyde before ending up at Swindon, where in 15 League One matches this season, he has conceded 21 goals.

As from the Newcastle angle, you find it hard to imagine the club are keen on stockpiling any more goalkeepers, though on the other hand you would be hard pushed to say which of the current options would be number one by the time next August arrives, whether in the Championship or Premier League.

Karl Darlow is currently in pole position, whilst Matz Sels was brought in this summer as number one.

Meanwhile Rob Elliot is now getting close to full fitness with Simon Smith, Newcastle’s goalkeeping coach, saying he is pleased with his progress.

A fourth option of course is Tim Krul, who only now has started to take part in full scale practice matches at Ajax on his season long loan, as he also recovers from long-term injury.

To complicate matters even further we have the very promising Freddie Woodman who turns 20 in March, has already appeared for England Under 21s, and will no doubt be looking to progress quickly in the coming years.


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