Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Alban Lafont rumours

Lyon's Dominican forward Mariano Diaz (C) kicks the ball as Toulouse's French goalkepper Alban Lafont (R) dives  during the French L1 football match between Toulouse (TFC) and Lyon (OL) on...

Newcastle United reportedly want Alban Lafont this summer.

Toulouse's French goalkeeper Alban Lafont reacts during the French L1 football match between Toulouse (TFC) and Marseille (OM) March 11, 2018, at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse,...

Newcastle United fans have offered a mixed reaction to rumours about signing Alban Lafont.

According to L'Equipe, Newcastle, Roma and Napoli will  battle over signing the highly-rated Toulouse goalkeeper, with Transfermarkt pricing him at around £16 million.

It's no secret that the Magpies have a whole host of goalkeepers, with Martin Dubravka, a loan signing from Sparta Prague, keeping Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow out of the side, while exciting academy prospect Freddie Woodman is on loan in Scotland for the time being.

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappé (2-R) vies with Toulouse's French defender Issa Diop (R) and Toulouse's French goalkeeper Alban Lafont (2-L) during the French L1...

And although some fans of the St James's Park side are enthused about the link to Lafont, others do not believe that it is credible at the moment.

Some fans are right - it doesn't seem viable at the moment.

Not only would he cost a lot of money - more than Rafael Benitez can afford to spend on a goalkeeper - but Dubravka will surely be signed on a permanent basis this summer, having impressed in a big way so far, while Woodman is one for the future.

Signing Lafont would be very exciting, but with Napoli and Roma also in the mix, coupled with the other factors, it seems hugely improbable.

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