Nottingham Forest should target return for Newcastle United's Karl Darlow

Newcastle United's Karl Darlow

Newcastle United signed Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest back in 2015.

Newcastle United's Karl Darlow

According to a report in the Northern Echo, Newcastle United are prepared to offload Karl Darlow this summer.

Darlow was Newcastle’s number one last term, as they earned promotion to the Championship.

However, Rafael Benitez reportedly has doubts over whether Darlow would cope with being the Tynesiders’ number one in the Premier League.

Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow in action

And Nottingham Forest could benefit, by making a bid to bring Darlow back to the City Ground.

Darlow broke through at Forest, before making a move to the North East, and his quality is well known.

When the youngster did leave Forest it seemed that a return to the Reds was unlikely, but now there is an opportunity for reunion, Mark Warburton should take it.

Newcastle United's Karl Darlow celebrates after the game

Jordan Smith showed flashes of quality when called upon last season, but Darlow is tried and tested at Championship level now.

The 26-year-old has proven he can be a reliable stopper for a promotion contending side in the second tier.

And, if Forest are serious about going for a top six place next season, Darlow should be on their transfer wishlist.

Nottingham Forest’s Britt Assombalonga shoots past Newcastle’s Karl Darlow

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