Newcastle United set to buy Jeroen Zoet from PSV

Ian Walton

Most of the players that Newcastle United have been linked to so far in the transfer window center around strikers, wingers, and centerbacks. The Toon have purchased a backup keeper however, according to a report from The Mirror.

Dutch international Jeroen Zoet is on his way to join Newcastle United for a reported fee of £2.5 million for the keeper, who will serve as Tim Krul's understudy for the future.

The transfer is the idea of Kinnear and owner Mike Ashley - manager Alan Pardew is being handed the shot-stopper as a done deal. Zoet's imminent capture will raise doubts about the future of Rob Eliot, who stood in for the injured Krul over the final weeks of last season.

Zoet has been capped 21 times for the Netherlands U21 national team and made 33 appearances in the Eredivise league for RKC Waalwijk, conceding 44 goals and 9 clean sheets.

If the reports are true, it's the first purchase for the Toon of the summer transfer window and it's clearly one looking towards the future.

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