Dutch and Belgian clubs eye former Newcastle 'keeper Jak Alnwick

HITC Sport understands former Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is a target for clubs in Holland and Belgium.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player that ex-Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is weighing up offers from Holland and Belgium.

Alnwick is a free agent after leaving Newcastle upon the expiration of his contract last month.

The 22-year-old was a product of Sunderland's academy before joining Newcastle, but the 'keeper failed to establish himself as a regular in the first-team during his seven years at St James' Park.

Alnwick was thrust into the first-team last season, making seven appearances after injuries to Tim Krul and Rob Elliot gave him the chance in the starting line-up.

The highly-rated shot-stopper ended last season on loan at Bradford City after Krul and Elliot returned to fitness to push him down the pecking order.

Alnwick came close to a move to Leeds United earlier this month, but the deal failed to materialise to leave Alnwick considering his options.

Clubs from Holland and Belgium are both thought to have expressed an interest in Alnwick as they look to offer a fresh start to his career.

Alnwick is currently training at Peterborough United alongside his brother Ben Alnwick as he looks to maintain his fitness during the close-season.

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