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Newcastle United belief ‘closed market’ for player – Perhaps a shame for him and Magpies

Newcastle United belief ‘closed market’ for player – Perhaps a shame for him and Magpies

Newcastle United’s potential move for Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili is likely over following their recent signings of several goalkeepers.

That’s according to Levante EMV, who say the “market is closed” for the player after Newcastle made efforts earlier in the transfer window.

They explain that while Mamardashvili has had a great time at Euro 2024 and excelled across most of Europe, there is still no club willing to pay the €40m required to prise him away from Valencia.

Newcastle were interested in him and opened talks with Valencia over a potential deal, but they were reluctant to meet Valencia’s demands and eventually pulled out. And their pursuit appears to be over completely after they signed two goalkeepers, John Ruddy and Odysseas Vlachodimos, yesterday.

That means they now have five goalkeepers in the squad, with Nick Pope as number one and Vlachodimos and Martin Dubravka likely to fight it out for the number two spot, although the latter has been linked with a move.

Either way, it seems very unlikely that they would pay €40m, or anything close to that, for a goalkeeper now.

It is perhaps a huge shame for the player, who looks set for a move after his performances at Euro 2024 and would have been a huge success at Newcastle, who also appear to have missed out on a signing they wanted and had to take an alternative route.