Newcastle should seek swap deal with West Ham involving unwanted Tim Krul and Adrian

Krul, Adrian

Newcastle United want West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian, so should perhaps offer a player they do not want to try and make a deal happen.

With Darren Randolph heading to Middlesbrough, it would perhaps be fair to suggest that Newcastle's hope of landing Adrian - who is a Magpies target, according to the Daily Mirror - may somewhat be dependant on West Ham landing an understudy for loanee Joe Hart.

Hart and Adrian remain Slaven Bilic's only two senior goalkeepers, so letting the latter go without a replacement would surely be a gamble - seemingly harming Newcastle's hopes of signing the Spaniard.

West Ham's Adrian celebrates their first goalWest Ham's Adrian

However, perhaps Rafa Benitez should try and use a player that he has reportedly decided he does not want, and offer a swap deal.

According to the Chronicle, Benitez has informed Tim Krul that he is free to find a new club this summer, so perhaps offfering the Dutchman to West Ham in exchange for Adrian may suit all parties.

Though Krul is unwanted at St James' Park, he boasts the kind of experience at Premier League and international level that should surely leave a number of top flight managers wondering whether to make a move. 

Meanwhile, Adrian moving to Newcastle will arguably appeal to the 30-year-old if he feels he has a better chance of first-team football with the Magpies, though the Daily Mail has suggested that Crystal Palace are extremely keen.

Whether Krul would be happy being understudy with the Hammers is certainly debatable - but if he does not have many offers to pick from this summer, perhaps he will be open to the idea of moving to the London Stadium if Newcastle put a proposal forward to the Irons, especially as West Ham's lack of options between the sticks would leave him in a better place in the pecking order than if he sticks around.

Newcastle's Tim KrulNewcastle's Tim Krul

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