Karelse ponders Scots move
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Dutch shot-stopper is out of contract in the summer, and is considering the chance to leave St James' Park, after failing to pressure Shay Given and Steve Harper for a starting spot.
Bobby Robson is rumoured to be eyeing Hibs' Caig as a possible back-up capture, as the Whitehaven-born goalie has experience of playing for the likes of Blackpool and Charlton Athletic.
Any switch to Tyneside would be a surprise but also a dream deal for the 28-year-old.
Karelse, in any case, could be heading north of the border.
"There is interest from a Scottish club and I have the chance to go there for the remaining six months of my contract," said the 32-year-old.
"But I am still thinking things over with my family."