Martin Dubravka has been a revelation. He has transformed the Newcastle side since joining last January, initially on loan and then permanently this past summer.
His performances have garnered well deserved praise as well as interest from other clubs.
Earlier this year, there were reports that some top clubs were after Dubravka.
One of those clubs reported to be interested was Juventus. Today, Martin Dubravka has made some encouraging comments in conjunction with renewed interest from the Italian giants.
Are Juventus preparing to bid for Martin Dubravka?
Dubravka has expressed his happiness at Newcastle in spite of the interest shown in him.
One of the main reasons cited for his contentment is him playing regularly for the Magpies.
There is news from Italy that may give credence to the reported interest of the Turin based club.
According to Football Italia, Juventus have offered Roma the opportunity to sign Italian international goalkeeper Mattia Perin.
Roma have been offered the chance to sign Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin, according to La Repubblica. Perin could fill the bill for Roma,
Mattia Perin joined Juventus in July for €12.3M from Genoa, the club he had been with since he was sixteen.
Perin was brought in as longtime veteran and Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon departed on a free to join PSG.
Perin was expected to battle ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the number one spot.
Szczesny had spent the prior season as Buffon’s back up and was looking to fill the absence left by Buffon.
And Szczesny did just that, having a phenomenal campaign for the title winners.
His form left few opportunities for Perin, who managed only 9 starts before his season ended in April with a shoulder injury.
The news of Perin possibly going to Roma could mean that Juventus will focus on Martin Dubravka as a replacement.
The pull of a club like Juventus will be strong if they do indeed make a move for our Slovakian international.
Dubravka seems very content at the moment, and he is the obvious number one going into next season.
The plight of Perin may also serve as a reminder to Martin that pastures new are not always greener.
We hope and expect that Dubravka will stay at Newcastle, especially if Rafa Benitez signs a new deal.
But a club like Juventus showing interest in Martin is always concerning.