Martin Dubravka made a couple of mistakes earlier this year when he couldn’t hold a shot, and we conceded a goal against the Red Devils in what was a close game up until then.
Then Martin couldn’t hold a high cross at Wolves as the home side equalized in the 95th minutes, but it looked like the goalkeeper was fouled.
And then at Tottenham Martin allowed a shot to get under him and into the back of the net but it was a difficult shot with the ball moving all over the place.
But those are the few mistakes he has made this season in total, and he remains a top goalkeeper for Newcastle – saving us more often than not.
Rafa Benitez is attempting to sign the Slovakian to a new deal to keep him at Newcastle.
Martin Dubravka saves at home to Burnley
And there’s news in the Chronicle today that Arsenal are watching him.
Italian giants Juventus have continued to watch him, but they want Dubravka as a back-up to former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in Turin.
Martin has been a leader on and off the pitch for Newcastle since he came on loan 14 months ago and has been one of our best players.
He cost only £4M from Sparta Prague last summer – another bargain buy for Newcastle.
All goalkeepers make mistakes, but Martin doesn’t make too many of them.
Martin Dubravka’s agent Pavel Zika says the goalkeeper could leave Newcastle unless he is offered a huge new deal, with Juventus, Arsenal and a Bundesliga club interested in signing him.
But it seems like Newcastle is the player’s first choice as Zika said this as reported in the Mirror last week:
“Our effort, but also Newcastle’s endeavor, is to negotiate a new contract at the end of this season.”
“Martin came to Newcastle as a virtually unknown Czech league player, but quickly became a major player of the entire team and already has an excellent reputation throughout the English league.”
Getting Dubravka to sign a new improved deal will be one thing Rafa will want to do at the club this summer – always assuming he wants to stay with Newcastle United.
Martin was deservedly voted the North-East player of the year for 2018.
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