Newcastle United loaned Martin Dubravka to Manchester United before the transfer window closed, leaving them with new signing Nick Pope as their number one.
It also left them with Karl Darlow as their backup goalkeeper, meaning they were in a comfortable position with two first-class quality players vying for one position.
That was until Darlow suffered an ankle injury in practice, forcing Eddie Howe to step into the free-play market.
He had a few options to go along with and he decided to get former Manchester City youth player Loris Karius through the door.
Loris Karius officially joins Newcastle United
The Germany under-21 international has spent many years in England, which is why Newcastle were convinced to make him their number two.
On bringing the former Liverpool man to Tyneside, Howe said: “We are delighted to add Loris to our goalkeeping squad.
“He is a very good goalkeeper with Premier League and European experience and he will provide competition and support for a significant part of the season.”
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Karius is infamous for the 2018 Champions League final, in which his two terrible mistakes cost Liverpool the chance of winning the European Cup.
It has seemingly affected him wherever he has been as he continued to make mistakes at Besiktas and Union Berlin while being loaned out to the clubs.
He finally left Liverpool for free this summer and has shared his thoughts on a move to Newcastle.
“I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity for me and a great project to be a part of. It didn’t take me long to make a decision.
“Newcastle has a great coach and plays very attractive football. I felt this was the right project for me and I am delighted to be working with the coaches and my new teammates,” said the German.
His best chances of action will be the cup competitions, given how well Nick Pope has started the campaign.
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