Newcastle United signed former Liverpool goalie Loris Karius on a short term deal till January with an option to extend his contract till the end of the season..
Karius had been Liverpool’s goalkeeper in the final of the Champions League in 2018 and was found responsible for two of the goals in their 3 1 defeat of Real Madrid.
Once the Reds acquired Alisson, Karius was sent to Besiktas on loan for 2 seasons and spent the campaign 2020-21 at Union Berlin, likewise on loan.
His deal with Liverpool ran out in June of this season and was ratified by Newcastle on a free transfer..
Karius said: “I’m really excited. “It’s a great opportunity for me and a good project being part of.” It did not take me no time to come to a choice..
“Newcastle have a terrific coach and they also play genuinely attractive football. I think it was the best task for me and I’m looking forward to working with coaches and teammates..
✍️ #NUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Loris Karius on a short-term contract.
Welcome to Newcastle United, @LorisKarius! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 12, 2022
The move comes after Newcastle goalie Karl Darlow was hurt during training, therefore Eddie Howe’s team have moved fast to put in a second line of support.
Howe said, “We are happy to welcome Loris to our goalkeeping team.
He is an excellent goalkeeper with European and Premier League experience and will provide support and competition over a crucial part of the season. ”
Newcastle are currently 11th in the Premier League table after having won only one of the first seven games of the brand new season.
They’re going to play Bournemouth in St James’ Park on Saturday just before the international break..
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