Loris Karius: Newcastle United sign ex-Liverpool keeper on initial deal until January

Loris Karius
Karius said he was “enthusiastic” about becoming a member of Newcastle

Newcastle United have signed German keeper Loris Karius on an original deal until eventually January.

The 29-calendar year-aged was a totally free agent soon after leaving Liverpool in the summer season and there is an alternative to prolong the deal until finally the conclude of the season.

Karius has arrived immediately after back again-up keeper Karl Darlow experienced an ankle harm.

“I felt it was the right job for me and I’m thrilled to perform with the coaches and my new staff-mates,” he said.

Newcastle missing fellow stopper Martin Dubravka all through the summertime when he joined Manchester United on a season-long loan, whilst Nick Pope joined from Burnley.

“He [Karius] is a pretty superior keeper with Leading League and European working experience,” said boss Eddie Howe.

“He will supply level of competition and aid over an vital aspect of the season.”

Karius played for Liverpool in their 2018 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid and was blamed for two of the a few goals – although it later on emerged he had experienced a concussion.

He then experienced loan spells at Besiktas and Union Berlin just before his Reds exit.

“I am thrilled. It is really a very good option for me and a wonderful undertaking to be aspect of. It failed to take me long to make a decision,” said Karius, who had joined Liverpool from Mainz 05 in 2016.

“Newcastle have a wonderful coach and engage in really eye-catching football.”

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