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Newcastle confirm goalkeeper Loris Karius has extended his deal until the end of the season

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Newcastle confirm goalkeeper Loris Karius has extended his deal until the end of the season

Newcastle have confirmed that third-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius has signed a new deal until the end of the season, with Karl Darlow expected to leave this month on loan

  • Loris Karius has extended his contract at Newcastle until the end of the season
  • The former Liverpool goalkeeper joined on a short-term deal in September
  • Karius provides goalkeeping cover behind Nick Pope and Martin Dubravka
  • The extension should allow Karl Darlow to leave the pursuit of first team football

Newcastle have confirmed that Loris Karius has extended his contract until the end of the season, which should allow fellow goalkeeper Karl Darlow to leave on loan this month.

Karius arrived on a short-term deal in September as extra cover for Eddie Howe’s first choice goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Darlow recovering from an injury.

The German has yet to play a competitive game for the club and is now third choice, with Martin Dubravka returning following a loan spell at Manchester United.

Loris Karius has extended his contract at Newcastle until the end of the season

Loris Karius has extended his contract at Newcastle until the end of the season

The former Liverpool goalkeeper first joined on a short-term contract in September

The former Liverpool goalkeeper first joined on a short-term contract in September

Talks over an extension to Karius’ deal have continued this month, with an agreement now concluded for the 29-year-old to stay on Tynside.

The former Liverpool goalkeeper’s contract extension should free up Darlow to go out on loan at the end of the window.

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Darlow has been told the Magpies will consider offers at the end of the window and there is interest from a number of Championship clubs.

Karius' contract extension should allow Karl Darlow to leave the club on loan this month

Karius’ contract extension should allow Karl Darlow to leave the club on loan this month

The 32-year-old will have to wait to see if a move can be agreed.

Having already played for Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, Dubravka will not feature for Newcastle in the upcoming semi-final against Southampton.

Karius is expected to be Newcastle’s back-up goalkeeper for the two-legged semi-final, with Pope starting in goal.

Newcastle’s participation in the competition, particularly if they reach the final, could lead to Darlow being left to wait for a loan move to secure first team football.