Should Newcastle United make a move for former French international Sebastien Frey to solve 'keeper crisis?

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The former Fiorentina keeper left Bursaspor this summer and could be a good short-term option.

Newcastle United are once again in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis. Tim Krul is out for the season. The Dutch international suffered a serious knee injury on international duty with Holland last month and has been ruled out until well into next year.

Karl Darlow, who finally joined up with the team this summer, is also still out injured and Rob Elliot has gone and re-injured his dodgy thigh.

It leaves Freddie Woodman and Brendan Pearson with the daunting task of one of them making a Premier League debut.

Woodman in particular is highly rated but at that age this competition might be a bit too tough for him.

With that in mind Newcastle need to bring in another keeper. The Premier League are unlikely to allow an emergency loan deal so the club will need to look for a free agent option who has not been registered with any other team this transfer window.

Steve Harper has been mentioned and he would be a great signing. However the 20-year veteran at St James Park seems to be enjoying retirement.

But Sebastien Frey might be an option to consider?

To be fair, he has not played a game since April 2014. Frey was then with Turkish side Bursaspor but was dropped to the bench for the in-form Harun Tekin. With Bursaspor not wanting him to take up a foreign player spot, he ended up out of the squad completely.

But Frey is a fantastically talented stopper. He has two caps for France and has played for Inter Milan, Parma and most memorably Fiorentina in his career.

Still fighting fit at 35-years-old and enjoying time off in Nice he could be a good stop-gap option for Newcastle United, with the amount of French speaking players in the Newcastle squad likely to help him settle in.

Certainly it is an option that Newcastle should consider given their current circumstances.

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