Is AC Milan‘s Diego Lopez the answer to Newcastle’s goalkeeping issues?

AC Milan changing room

The Spaniard is likely to leave the Serie A side in January and the Magpies are in need of a new goalkeeper.

AC Milan's Diego Lopez could be the answer to Newcastle’s goalkeeping crisis in January.

The Magpies are currently without number one Tim Krul, after he picked up an injury on international duty earlier in the campaign.

That injury, a cruciate knee ligament injury, will see him miss the rest of the campaign in what was a huge blow to Steve McClaren’s side.

They also lost back up keeper Karl Darlow to injury; meaning untried Rob Elliot has been forced to step up in his place.

While he put in a man of the match display against Bournemouth before the international break, it would be foolish for Newcastle not to look for a more experienced keeper to come in.

And that could be AC Milan keeper Diego Lopez, who looks set to leave the Italians after falling out of favour and being replaced by youngster Antonio Donnarumma.

He has impressed, meaning that the Spaniard is unlikely to earn his place back, with an exit from Serie A seeming likely according to TuttoSport

Newcastle could be an ideal location to turn to, with him guaranteed first team football, while the challenge of the Premier League is sure to be an alluring one.

He would represent a significant improvement on what they have available at present, with his experience sure to prove useful to the struggling side.

A big stumbling block however, could be his wages; with them reportedly high and part of the reason Milan are keen to see him leave in January.

Newcastle though, would weigh that up against the cost of potential relegation and surely consider it a price worth paying.

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