Sky Bet Championship side Derby County are interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton in the summer, according to reliable journalist, Alan Nixon.
The 23-year-old has been hugely impressive on loan at Championship club Wigan Athletic over the last two years – he played an integral role in the Latics’ promotion from League One last season, and was also a regular in the Lancashire club’s magnificent FA Cup run.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) February 18, 2019
The shot-stopper has endured impressive loan spells away from the AMEX Stadium in his career, but has only made three league starts for the club he has been at since 2013.
Derby still have the experienced Scott Carson on their books, whereas Kelle Roos has been a regular for the Rams over the last month or so – but with the latter’s contract talks still on hold, a move for another goalkeeper certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
Here, we take a look at THREE other goalkeepers that Derby should be looking at…
This would probably be the ideal shout for Derby.
Darlow has fallen massively out of favour at Newcastle United, having made just one appearance all season after falling behind Martin Dubravka in the pecking order at St. James’ Park.
The 28-year-old was magnificent for the Magpies in their promotion-winning season in 2016-17, and is a very talented goalkeeper at this level.
Another player from St. James’ Park that could be an interesting option for Frank Lampard is Freddie Woodman.
The 21-year-old has caught the eye over the last year or so for the England under-20 side, where he played a massive part in their World Cup win in 2017.
The youngster has also impressed in the Magpies’ FA Cup run this season, but could be tempted with a move to Pride Park for more regular game-time.
Finally, Fraser Forster could be a huge coup for Derby – quite literally.
The towering 6-foot-7 goalkeeper has failed to make an appearance for current club Southampton this season, falling behind the likes of Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy in the pecking order at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The 30-year-old would command his box with ease and offer some real experience to a relatively young Derby defence.