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Newcastle in the race for ex-Bayern Munich goalkeeper Lukas Raeder

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are keen on signing former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Lukas Raeder.

What’s the Story?

After failing to agree terms with Southampton, Newcastle have now expressed their interest in signing form Bayern Munich goalkeeper Lukas Raeder as they continue their desperate search for new faces before the opening day of the Premier League season.

The 23-year-old had spent much of pre-season at Southampton following his release by Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal. However, it is reported that the club failed to agree a deal with the 6ft5 ‘keeper and he is now in search of a new club.

Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be interested in the German who was understudy to Manuel Neuer at Bayern Munich for two seasons.

How good was Raeder last season?

The 23-year-old, has spent the last three seasons in Portugal with Vitoria Setubal and in that time, has matured as a player but is prone to the odd mistake. The lumbering ‘keeper had his most active and prolific season in 2016/17, helping Vitoria to a fantastic fourth place finish in Liga NOS.

Would Raeder be a good signing for Newcastle?

Probably not. Rafael Benitez is clearly very keen to booster his goalkeeping ranks but will undoubtedly need someone with either Premier League or equivalent top flight experience.

Raeder is simply too young and too inexperienced to be thrown into the spotlight at a demanding club like Newcastle. If he is signed as a back-up option, then it’s a fantastic move. However, it would be unwise for Benitez to stick Raeder in the sticks to start the new Premier League campaign at St James’s Park.

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