Newcastle send scouts to watch keeper linked with Liverpool, Tottenham
Cakir was linked with Liverpool over the summer as they looked for a replacement for back-up keeper Simon Mignolet, and while they completed a quick deal for the experienced Adrian instead, reports have suggested they retain an interest in the Trabzonspor shot-stopper for the long-term.
However, it would appear they are not the only Premier League side keeping an eye on the 23-year-old, with The Sunderland Echo citing reports from Turkish outlet 61 Saat claiming that Newcastle have sent scouts to watch Cakir in action – despite the Magpies already being fairly well-stocked in the goalkeeping department.
Arsenal and Tottenham are also said to possess an interest in the player, who is valued around the £17m mark – with the recent injury to Hugo Lloris potentially heightening Spurs’ need for a new option between the sticks.
And there could be competition from abroad too, with Juventus also believed to be considering a future bid for Cakir.