It is no surprise that Martin Dubravka’s fine form in the Premier League since late January has other clubs monitoring him.
His performance against Manchester United showed him to be an excellent goalkeeper who is good with his feet and has an excellent temperament.
And to play like that against one of the world’s top clubs in his debut at St. James’ Park in front of another 52,000 sell-out crowd shows he is made of the right stuff.
There’s a report in the Mail today that some Bundesliga clubs and Italian club Udinese are monitoring the situation with the player.
The good news is that Martin has told his club Sparta Prague he only wants to come to Newcastle.
Martin will be a cheap €4M if we take up the option to buy him which looks almost certain if we remain in the Premier League.
This is what Martin has said today:
“You need to stay focused until the last game,”
“I don’t like to say we have one or two more games to stay in the league and be safe.”
“Everybody knows that we are not in the best situation and need to fight for it.”“I want to stay here after the summer, so I need to be focused.”
“I don’t think that it’s time to speak about it.” “It’s a question of hard work on the training pitch,”
“Since I signed a loan deal here, we’ve worked hard in training trying to take this attitude on the training ground on to the pitch in games.”
“I’m very happy that we could bring this energy, and all these things, from the training ground to the pitch.”
“That’s why we were successful against Huddersfield.”
“I’ve enjoyed every game we’ve played. I knew when I came here – everybody fights for it”
“It was important that we bring this energy from the training ground.”
Martin will be an excellent signing for us, and he could be the first new player through the door this summer: we are hoping Rafa can bring in quite a few new players.
There will also be up to ten players who will leave the club this summer.