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Official: Leeds seal signing of Newcastle goalkeeper

Championship outfit Leeds United have, on Saturday, announced the signing of a long-time member of the goalkeeping ranks at Newcastle United.

The player in question? Karl Darlow.

The name of shot-stopper Darlow, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the media chatter surrounding Leeds across the summer to date.

This comes after widespread confirmation was forthcoming that the 32-year-old had been identified as a prime transfer target on the part of the powers that be at Elland Road.

Despite rival interest from Bournemouth, the Whites, in turn, were pushed as the favourites to land Darlow, fresh off a solid loan spell in The Championship with Hull City.

Late on Saturday, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the Newcastle man’s move to west Yorkshire being made official.

‘Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Karl Darlow from Newcastle United.

‘The goalkeeper arrives at Elland Road in a permanent deal, joining the Whites for an undisclosed fee.’

Darlow has put pen to paper on a contract at Elland Road through the summer of 2026, for a fee understood to be in the region of £400,000.

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