Martin Dubravka has been named as the Newcastle United Fun88 February Player of the Month as reported on the Newcastle website.
Martin had a magnificent debut against Manchester United when he made several outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet against the Red Devils and gave us a famous victory.
Martin offers something different from Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, as he is very good with his feet and can play like a sweeper at the back.
The 29-year-old Slovakian International followed his debut with two solid performances against Bournemouth and Liverpool and has settled in quickly in the team.
Martin Dubravka – in action at Bournemouth
He is also very vocal at the back which is something that Rafa wanted in his goalkeeper.
We are paying a €2M loan fee for him and can sign him permanently for €4M in the summer.
There are still 9 crucial games to play, but if Martin keeps up his good form, he should be our number one goalkeeper for next season.
But we will only sign him if we are still a Premier League club.
If we are not – we don’t know what’s going to happen – that would be another complete disaster for Newcastle United under Mike Ashley.
But so far – it’s well done Dubravka.
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