With 32 points from 30 games, Newcastle United are not too far away from confirming their top-flight status this season but Rafa Benitez, who is expected to stay at the club for another year, is already looking to improve on the squad at his disposal and has been linked with some exciting stars recently.

There are a few positions in the squad that Rafa will concentrate on and the goalkeeper’s role is one position that needs to be addressed this summer. A number of names are constantly doing the rounds and the latest name that is linked with a move to Tyneside is Liverpool ace Simon Mignolet.

The Belgian international moved to Liverpool from Sunderland back in 2013 and less than a year later, cemented his place in the first team, standing as the first choice shot-stopper for the Reds till the turn of the year. However, he stands as one of the most error-prone GKs in the league and has now been replaced by Loris Karius on goal at Anfield.

Ever since reports have revealed that Mignolet will quit Liverpool at the end of the season and the likes of SSC Napoli and Celtic have already registered interest in the player. But reports now claim that Newcastle United have joined the race for his signature. But is the right man for the Magpies?

Having spent three long years at Sunderland, the 30-year old turned into a fan favourite before he was snapped up by Liverpool but Mignolet has just not been able to reproduce his form at Anfield and has been a liability consistently.


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