Graham Carr is a big fan of Jeroen Zoet; he is perfect for Newcastle

Newcastle are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper following Tim Krul's injury.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr is a big fan of PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, and has scouted him in the past.

The 24-year-old stopper, who helped PSV win the Eredivisie title last season, could have been playing for the Magpies a few years ago, as if Tim Krul had left St James’ Park, Zoet was the priority replacement.

This deal never occurred, and Krul remained with the Tyneside outfit, although he is now out of action with a long-term injury that should keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

This loss has meant Newcastle are looking around for a new stopper to bring in in January, and Zoet could be the perfect choice - not only as Krul’s cover, but as competition for the first-choice keeper.

Since moving to PSV in 2013, Zoet has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Eredivisie, conceding just 99 goals in 88 games.

Admittedly, he is playing behind a strong defence, but his handling and aerial ability is impressive, whilst his shot stopping is one of his key strengths.

He has recently made his debut for the Netherlands, and will be competing with Krul at international level for a number of years.

If Newcastle were to bring him in, the Dutch duo could also be competing at cub level, and it is hard to deny that this increased competition would place further pressure on both Zoet and Krul - forcing them to improve their performance levels, to the benefit of the team.

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