Ex-Newcastle keeper Cook accepts Peru offer

English goalkeeper Mark Cook has received an offer from Peru.

English goalkeeper Mark Cook has received an offer from Peru.

The Evening Chronicle says Nobby Solano has offered Geordie goalkeeper Cook a major opportunity in Peru - signing him for Primera League club Universitario de Deportes.

Solano, who was appointed manager of the Estadio Monumental side last month, worked with the 23-year-old at Newcastle United and Hartlepool United.

Solano revealed: “He is still only a young lad in goalkeeping terms.

“He was unable to get his chance at Hartlepool and was at Newcastle beneath some great keepers like Shay Given and Steve Harper.

“It is a really good opportunity for him in Peru.”

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