Villa and Newcastle chasing Croatian keeper Kalinic

Date published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 1:54

Lovre Kalinic: Linked with a move to the Premier League

A number of Premier League clubs are tracking highly-rated Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Hajduk Split keeper Kalinic is regarded as one of the best young custodians in Europe after catching the eye for club and country during the last few years.

The 25-year-old has been in superb form for Hajduk Split this season, keeping nine clean sheets in 15 games, including setting a new club record of going eight games without conceding a goal.

The 6ft 7in shot-stopper’s progress has not gone unnoticed among other clubs with scouts from Premier League clubs keeping tabs on his progress.

Kalinic is is currently No.2 keeper to Stipe Pletikosa in the Croatia national team and is set to be part of the squad for next summer’s Euro 2016 finals in France.

The likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle are thought to be interested in Kalinic as they look to bolster their goalkeeping options.

Agent Simon Conning is trying to broker a deal for Kalinic on behalf of Hajduk Split and he is speaking to several clubs about a possible move when the transfer window reopens in January.

Kalinic’s suitors are expected to watch him in action for Croatia during the upcoming international break with the keeper set to start in the friendly against Russia later this month.


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