Newcastle United are planning an attack for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, while Eddie Howe is eyeing a new goalkeeper next season.
A young producer at Brighton academy, 24-year-old Robert Sanchez has emerged as one of the best young goalkeepers in the Premier League in the last 12-15 months and has impressed him with his distributing, driving and stopping shot skills. His strong performances with Brighton earned him international fame with Spain, where he appeared last year in a World Cup qualifier against Georgia.
The Spaniard has kept eight clean sheets in the league this season and has been strong overall for Graham Potter’s side, attracting the attention of Newcastle United as a result. Eddie Howe is looking for a new goalkeeper and it is understood that Sanchez is the preferred choice for the Magpies. After being explored extensively, the club has become so line up An offer of £20m in the summer.
Newcastle and Brighton already did business for defender Dan Byrne during the January transfer window, which is positive news for any potential Sanchez deal.
Newcastle United have recovered well in the past two months after a poor start to the season under former manager Steve Bruce. All thanks to Eddie Howe, they are currently 15th in the table, nine points above the relegation zone. And while the Magpies have fallen to three straight league defeats, Howe and his teammates have. It seems likely that it will still be on the best flight.
It shows Howe’s potential in his squad, but he will have to weed out a few underperforming players in the upcoming transfer window. It seems that the top priority of the English tactic is to add a new goalkeeper. While he has two in the form of Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow, neither of them really shined through the season.
Perhaps this is why Howe wanted to add a new goalkeeper to his ranks.
Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez is believed to have been at the top of Newcastle United’s wish list. He’s been fantastic with Brighton since returning from a loan spell with Rochdale in the summer of 2020. Graham Potter has played a vital role behind the Spain international’s rise in the Premier League, and as such, he would hate to lose if Newcastle United come up with an attractive offer.
Sanchez has shown great reflexes and shooting skills for the Seagulls in the past two seasons, combined with his calm under pressure and the ability to play from behind. These qualities have surely caught the attention of an amateur scout, and given that he is only 24 years old, he has a long way to go in his career.
The competition for places is important and signing a talented Spanish goalkeeper at Sanchez would be a step in the right direction for Newcastle United.
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