Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has suggested that goalkeeper Rob Elliot is likely to leave St James' Park in the January transfer window.
With England Under-21 international Freddie Woodman also on the Magpies' books, Benitez has four goalkeepers in his senior squad vying for a first-team place.
Elliot's last appearance came against Manchester City almost 11 months ago, as he has been sidelined through the performances of
The Republic of Ireland international joined the Magpies in 2011 from Charlton Athletic under manager Alan Pardew and went on to make 55 appearances for the Tyneside outfit in both the Premier League and Championship.
Elliot has always struggled to hold on to a first team position between the sticks at Newcastle and has often had to resort to playing second fiddle.
He has a contract with the Premier League club until the summer of 2020 and with a reported salary of £25,000-a-week, Newcastle would be keen to offload him to make way for January recruits.
Source : 90min