Free agent star rejects Newcastle United move

Goalkeeper Ben Foster turned down an offer from Newcastle United before the club turned to Loris Karius.

The 39-year-old turned down the chance to join Newcastle on short notice earlier this week, according to Football Insider, with the report suggesting he was Eddie Howe’s preferred target for the backup goalkeeping job.

Foster is currently a free agent who left Watford at the end of last season but has yet to find a new club.

Howe has now turned to former Liverpool star Loris Karius and Newcastle are said to be in advanced talks with the German about a move, Sky Sports reports.

Karius is ready to join Newcastle

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Newcastle are looking to add another goalkeeper to their ranks following the departure of Martin Dubravka this summer, who joined Manchester United on loan for the season, the Daily Mail reported.

The Magpies also have Karl Darlow injured and that has led them to move on Karius.

Howe doesn’t have his number one target for the backup goalie role, but at least he now has a body to support Nick Pope.

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