Newcastle line up move for 22-year-old goalkeeper

According to reports in The Sun, Newcastle United are lining up a move for Swindon Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.


The 22-year-old joined the League One outfit on a permanent basis from Liverpool during the summer having spent last season on loan at the County Ground.

Previously, he was in the academy at Tottenham Hotspur, but made the move to Anfield after a successful trial in 2014.

The 6ft 5in stopper, who is eligible to play for both England and Chile at international level, has impressed for the Robins this season, and saved a penalty in the 0-0 draw away at AFC Wimbledon last month.

He also shot to fame in September 2015 when he paid a £50 fine for turning up late to training with 5,000 1p coins, a stunt that saw Swindon temporarily send him back to Anfield.

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What’s the word, then?

Well, supposedly Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, as well as his Championship promotion rivals Norwich City, have been watching the ‘keeper closely with a view to making a move as the duo believe that Vigouroux has the ability to make the step up to the Premier League in the future.

Do Newcastle need a goalkeeper?

No, not really. Karl Darlow appears to have established himself as Rafa Benitez’s current number one and with summer signing Matz Sels, as well as Rob Elliot, who only signed a new four-year deal in September, in reserve, it doesn’t seem to be an area that needs too much improvement.