Three reasons Newcastle can prove their ambition by signing Tom Heaton

According to reports in The Sun, Newcastle United are ready to battle Crystal Palace in the race to sign Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton this summer.

The Clarets need just a point to reach the magic 40-point mark that should seal their Premier League survival in what has been an outstanding season, and one of their standout players has been the man between the sticks – Heaton.

The England international has performed admirably and pulled off a string of fine saves throughout the campaign to make sure Sean Dyche’s men have stayed away from the relegation zone, and those showings have attracted interest from their top flight rivals.

Magpies manager Rafa Benitez is keen to significantly strengthen his squad this summer following their instant promotion back to the Premier League, and he is obviously keen to bring in a new number one.

Here are three reasons Newcastle can show their ambition with the addition of Heaton…