It looks like we have unearthed a top class goalkeeper in 29-year-old Slovakian International Martin Dubravka.
The loanee from Sparta Prague has kept two clean sheets in the last two home games, and we have 7 points from the four games he has played.
Because of his command of the penalty box and his skills on the ground, he seems to be an improvement on both Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow.
Rafa is expected to sign Dubravka for €4M this summer – that’s the fee in an option to buy in his loan contract.
But Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow cannot be too happy about the current situation, and one or both may want to leave the club this summer.
Alban Lafont – 19-year-old Toulouse goalkeeper
Maybe that’s why Newcastle are still being linked with goalkeepers this summer?
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been linked with a possible move to Newcastle from Porto, and we have also been linked recently via L’Equipe, with 19-year-old Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont.
Lafont is one of the top young goalkeepers in France and has played for all the French Youth sides through the U20 level.
He has also played 95 times for the Toulouse first team after making his Ligue 1 debut in November 2015 against Nice, when he was just 16.
Lafont stands 6ft 4ins tall and was born in Burkina Faso.
He is attracting lots of interest from some top clubs in Europe, so it would be a coup if we can sign this 19-year-old.
Lafont would immediately challenge for a first-team place on Tyneside.
What do you think?