Newcastle has recently shocked all of its fans by announcing the induction of Loris Karius into their squad. The club has announced that they have successfully signed Loris Karius and he will be part of their squad on a short-term contract.
Newcastle Signs Former English Club Goalkeeper
The reports confirm that Newcastle has signed Loris Karius who was previously playing for Liverpool. He had been part of Liverpool in the past and now, he is going to play for Newcastle.
The club has confirmed that Karius will be part of their team for a short period. Their second-main goalkeeper, Karl Darlow recently had an injury, and to make up for the loss, the club needed to sign someone to fill the void.
Finally, the club was able to get their hands on Loris Karius who had a long career at Liverpool in the past.
Eddie Howe’s Aim of Finding a Goalkeeper
Eddie Howe had revealed that he was eager to bring a goalkeeper into their squad. Howe revealed that it was due to the ankle injury that Karl Darlow suffered recently.
Karl Darlow is the second goalkeeper choice after the primary Newcastle goalkeeper, Nick Pope. Therefore, Eddie Howe wanted to ensure that Nick Pope had a strong backup in case he had to recover after playing multiple matches.
Karl Darlow and Nick Pope
Karl Darlow became part of the senior football back in 2010 from Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old player made 64 appearances in Nottingham Forest before moving to Newcastle United in 2014.
Ever since joining Newcastle United in 2014, Darlow has made 86 appearances for the club so far. In the past, the goalkeeper went to multiple clubs such as Newport County, Walsall, and Nottingham Forest on loan offers.
Nick Pope is now the primary goalkeeper at Newcastle United and he started his career back in 2008 from Bury Town.
Pope then moved to Charlton Athletic, playing at the club from 2011 to 2016. While at Charlton Athletic, Nick Pope was sent to multiple clubs on loan.
These clubs include Harrow Borough, Welling United, Cambridge United, Aldershot Town, York City, and Bury.
Nick Pope moved to Newcastle United in June 2022 signing a four-year contract.
Loris Karius started from Mainz 05 and played there from 2011 to 2016. The 29-year-old player from Germany played phenomenally in Liverpool where he made 29 appearances from 2016 to 2022.
Karius’s contract at Liverpool ended in June of 2022 and after the contract’s expiration, the German player was a free agent.
Newcastle has benefited from the opportunity and has added him to their squad. The club is pleased with the past experience and performance of the player at Liverpool and wants him as a strong asset to the club.