Newcastle Transfer Target Fails Medical At Benfica

Goal are reporting that Juventus goalkeeper’s pending move to Benfica for €15M has been delayed due to the severity of the shoulder injury he suffered in April.

Newcastle were linked with a move for Perin last week as possible competition for Martin Dubravka.

This is what is being reported in Goal:

Benfica have confirmed that they will not be completing the signing of Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin in the current transfer window due to a failed medical.

Perin, 26, had been set to join the Portuguese giants this week following a single season in Turin.

The two clubs agreed a fee worth a reported €15 million (£13.5m/$16.8m), with Perin himself describing the opportunity as an “exciting adventure”.

It seems that Perin’s injury will keep out for a further four months. Due to this Benfica have decided to delay the deal until the next transfer window.

This will be a disappointment for Mattia Perin as he is itching for an opportunity for first team football. He will now have to wait quite a while before that will be possible.

Newcastle will still need to look for a keeper to push Dubravka. The three goalkeeper now at the club that are behind the Slovakian all have only one year left on their contracts.

We hope that Freddie Woodman will sign a new deal and then go out on loan. While Karl Darlow can be a decent back up, we are not sure where his future lies. The club will want to cash in on him this summer if they are not going to give him a new deal.

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