Newcastle United star reveals ‘possible solution’ with Serie A move

Loris Karius' first Newcastle United appearance came at Wembley against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final.Loris Karius' first Newcastle United appearance came at Wembley against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final.
Loris Karius' first Newcastle United appearance came at Wembley against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final. | AFP via Getty Images
One Newcastle United goalkeeper has suggested his future could lie away from St James Park.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius has hinted his future could lie in Serie A during a revealing interview in the Italian media.

The former Liverpool stopper joined the Magpies on an initial short-term deals following injuries to fellow keepers Nick Pope and Karl Darlow during the first half of last season. His contract was extended to the end of the campaign and Karius made a memorable first and as yet only appearance for United when he started in their Carabao Cup Final defeat against Manchester United.

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The 30-year-old was expected to leave St James Park this summer but penned a new one-year deal and has been named in Eddie Howe’s squad for the Premier League and Champions League. However, Karius has now revealed a move to Serie A could be ‘a possible solution’ as he reflected on life with Italian TV presenter Diletta Leotta and their new baby daughter.

He told Corriere della Sera: “It (a move to Italy) is a possible solution, which I consider. It could happen in the future. As a child I followed Inter, Milan and Juve matches on TV. But I don’t want to move only based on Aria and Diletta. I’m waiting for a good job opportunity.

“Most of the time we (Karius and his family) are distant, of course. We talk a lot on the phone, we make video calls with FaceTime. Diletta comes to visit me as soon as she can, but it’s not easy. Our plan is to be together for the rest of our lives.”

Speaking about his time at Newcastle, Karius admitted he would have liked to have featured more but hinted at his pride at being part of the side that has led the Magpies back into the Champions League.

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He said: “(Newcastle are) a growing company, with tradition and passionate fans. Last year I didn’t play as much as I would have liked, but I was part of the group that brought the team back to the Champions League.”

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