Report: Filip Dmitrovic joins Newcastle on trial after training with PSV Eindhoven

Newcastle are reportedly rivalling PSV Eindhoven for the signing of goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic.

According to a report from Dutch outlet Soccer News, SK Austria Klagenfurt goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic has joined Newcastle United on trial.

The Magpies are still battling against relegation to the Championship, and that makes it hard for the club to really plan their summer transfer activity, as targets and budgets will change depending on the division they play in next term.

However, they can still plan for the future by signing low-cost youngsters for their reserve team, and they appear to be doing just that by targeting a move for Filip Dmitrovic.

Soccer News report that SK Austria Klagenfurt stopper Dmitrovic recently spent time on trial with Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven in a bid to win a contract with the Dutch giants, but he has now moved on to train with Newcastle.

Dmitrovic, 20, is currently playing in the second division of Austrian football, but is a Serbian Under-20 international who appears to have a bright future ahead of him, hence big clubs registering interest in his signature.

It's claimed that Newcastle and PSV are both considering contract offers for Dmitrovic, meaning there could be a real battle for the youngster this summer.

The Magpies have had a number of problems in goal this season, with both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot suffering major injuries, leaving manager Rafael Benitez with only Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman as his options - and whilst Dmitrovic would only be one for the future, he would at least offer another option in a problematic area.

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