Newcastle have completed the signing of former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on a short-term contact.
Karius, who has agreed a deal until January, will cover for Nick Pope after his understudy Karl Darlow was sidelined with an ankle injury.
The Magpies’ other goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, cannot be recalled from his deadline-day loan at Manchester United due to the terms of his contract.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said: “We’re delighted to add Loris to our goalkeeping squad.
“He’s a very good goalkeeper with Premier League and European Cup experience and he will provide competition and support for an important part of the season.”
Karius, best known for his poor performance in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid, left Liverpool this summer after becoming a free agent after stints on loan at Besiktas and Union Berlin in recent years.
He told Newcastle’s official website: “I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity for me and a great project to be a part of. It didn’t take me long to make a decision.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/loris-karius-newcastle-transfer-liverpool-nick-pope-b2165638.html Newcastle sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on short notice