Loris Karius, the former Liverpool goalkeeper, joins Newcastle United as a free agent. He will stay at St James’ Park until the end of this season.
The 29-year-old had left Anfield this summer, upon the expiry of his contract, having not made an appearance since 2018.
He arrives at Newcastle having made 244 appearances across England, Germany and Turkey. Karius has also represented Germany at all youth levels from under-16 onward.
The Magpies announced: “Newcastle United have signed goalkeeper Loris Karius on a short-term contract.
“Karius, a free agent following his departure from Liverpool in the summer, has agreed a deal until January with an option to extend his stay until the end of the season.
“The German’s arrival follows an ankle injury sustained by Karl Darlow in training.”
Newcastle United head coach, Eddie Howe, said: “We are pleased to add Loris to our goalkeeping group.
“He is a very good goalkeeper with Premier League and European experience and he will provide competition and support over an important part of the season.”
Karius said: “I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity for me and a great project to be part of. It didn’t take me long to make a decision.
“Newcastle have a great coach and play really attractive football. I felt it was the right project for me and I’m excited to work with the coaches and my new teammates.”