Newcastle United should battle Crystal Palace for Kevin Trapp if he becomes available

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on November 18, 2017 in Manchester,...

If PSG let Kevin Trapp go, expect to see Newcastle's name linked with the German international.

Germany's goalkeeper Kevin Trapp reacts during the international friendly football match Germany against France in Cologne on November 14, 2017.

Joachim Low is a lucky man. Not only to Germany boast some of the finest selection of outfield players in the world across each and every position, the Nationalmannschaft boss also boasts a wide array of top class goalkeepers.

So much so that Kevin Trapp may need to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January to keep his hopes of reserving a seat on that plane to Russia alive. And according to The Sun, Crystal Palace are offering the former Frankfurt goalkeeper the chance to get regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.

Kevin Trapp #1 of Paris Saint-Germain gets scored on by Christian Eriksen #23 of Tottenham Hotspur during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and...

Trapp has lost his place in PSG’s starting XI to Alphonse Areola this season and has made just one Ligue 1 appearance since. And it is understood that Palace, whose manager Roy Hodgson is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper in January, have made an approach.

But with Newcastle United equally determined to nab a new number one at the earliest possible opportunity, is it simply inevitable that The Magpies’ name will soon be linked with the out-of-favour German?

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to The Chronicle, Rafa Benitez wants an experienced shot-stopper. And although Trapp is just 27 years of age, he has won six trophies since moving to PSG in 2015 and also has two caps for his country.

Trapp would certainly represent an upgrade on both Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, on paper at least. So if PSG show any signs of being willing to let him go in January, it surely won’t be long before Newcastle are putting the feelers out.

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