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Transfer Move By Italian Giants Could Have Serious Implications For Newcastle

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.

109 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #81

    ronaldo aarons

    Where do you think the bulk of that money is going to end up ?

    Im sure they will make it vanish the same as they usually do,with vague promises of settling the accounts so we can pretend to sell again

    Like last time,and the time before

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #82

    RobLennio sends me in to Catatonia

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #83

    I don’t like discussing things that I don’t want to happen, I certainly wouldn’t entertain a who would you want if Rafa leaves type debate!

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 21, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #84

    Don’t know where that money will be going.

    I do though have an idea of where it won’t be going. 😉

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #85

    Theres absolutely no point is speculating who might or might not be bought by the club when we dont have a manager past June

    With our track record under MA its usually loads of talk,low bids,dragging of feet and last minute loan deals
    With the odd deal dragged over the line after months of faffing about

  • Tramp

    May 21, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #86

    Toon28 comment 78

    Things have already gone against Rafa’s wishes.

    I don’t believe Rafa will only sign with COMPLETE control (Sorry to use block caps). I believe he will sign with a certain amount of control but if someone comes in for one of our players at the right price, they’re gone without Rafas say so.

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #87

    If someone bids big money for anyone at the club its a dead cert said player will be gone,which is usually fine as it usually means the bulk of the cash gets re invested

    Thats not happened here for years and years,its trousered every single time

  • lesh

    May 21, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #88

    Ronaldo @77

    From the Chron link you posted……

    ‘And Premier League interim Chief Executive Richard Masters said that it means clubs like Newcastle should be investing in their squad. He said the figures “allow the clubs to invest in their squads, and ensures another three years of competitive football’

    Perhaps the EPL should be telling Ashley, in no uncertain terms, that he should be investing in the squad and not using the TV money to subsidise his SD businesses!

  • Tramp

    May 21, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #89

    Jail comments 83

    Players will leave. It’s inevitable.

    The player that we sold that hurt me the most,

    Andy Carroll.

    My friend revealed the news to me over a pint on the day, I had no idea.

    It crushed me.

    Dubravka leaving wouldn’t leave that same pain within me.

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #90

    Its the problem our club will aways have with MA

    He isnt interested in building anything,he wants his adverts in the prem and he wants to profit from the club at the expense of the team

    If he dont give Rafa some control over the players bought and sold.And some of the money the club makes/recives to spend on the club i doubt he will sign

    MA will drag it out regardless as its what he always does

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #91

    As its in MAs interest to drag out the contract talks till the bitter end
    Iirc June the 30th
    At that point Rafa will either walk or sign
    He cant have a manager in place any earlier as it means he will have the usual problem of not investing in players etc and have to provide the usual lies

    Im sell,or something about horses and carts.Or maybe something about every penny again

    Over and over again

  • toon22

    May 21, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #92

    So yeh we might need a new keeper,fair enough

    But as it is whoever is the manager under MA they are going to have to find someone without spending what they sold the last guy for,or use any of the transfer budget

    Usually for about 3/4 million

    Who turns out to be a top 6 player and worth 10s of millions

  • bettyswallocks

    May 21, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #93

    I have just received a video of one of our well known bloggers having a bit dance whilst on holiday. Can anyone guess who it is?


  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #94

    Lesh no worries mate all good

    Geordietom correction to your post earlier, jail doesn’t like anyone.

    Oh and Ronaldo, geroot yerself ye bugger

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #95

    Someone mentioned it but just to reiterate Dubs is as good as we need right now. To upgrade him would cost maybe £30 million and we just don’t need to spend that.

    We maybe won’t need to for five years with Harker Woodman and Otto Huutahnen coming through. You’d have to bet on at least one of them making the grade

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #96

    As I said, what on earth would be the point in creating another headache when we have to secure at least two strikers, two full backs, two CM’s and a winger, and besides if you read the article it is one of the most misleading that Harrison and sons have ever written.

  • SwissSte

    May 21, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #97

    I know the no politics rule on the blog, but Paul Crowther is a hero and whoever is crying about milkshake as violence, grow up.
    That idiot has been spouting his bile in public for a decade without consequence. That man and others incite actual violence with their words. If only Jo Cox had be milkshaked eh?
    It was an act of defiance and Paul Crowther is a good man for doing it. A Geordie Hero.

    Back to football, Ashley is a complete twonk. C’mon man, do something! I have zero idea how Rafa puts up with this absolute nonsense. He deserves a statue just for putting up with this mess!

  • lesh

    May 21, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #98


    We’ll said.

    Farage, like his good friend, supporter, role model and probably financier Trump is evil personified. Those who support him are either Equally evil or at best, misguided and ill informed.

    It’s just a pity he, Farage, survived the air crash.

    #NUFC and c’mon Ashley, get Rafa signed up.

  • lesh

    May 21, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #99


    No worries? I never had any.


  • lesh

    May 21, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #100

    * equally

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #101

    My very rare and hopefully last post on politics, with the public perception of Corbyn and the idiot that is Boris johnson, if they’re the only two viable candidates to vote for in the next general election it might be why Farage is showing his face.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 21, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #102

    You just can’t help it Lesh. Whatever is being discussed you seem to manage to shoehorn Trump into the equation. Why are you so obsessed with him?

  • Binney

    May 21, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #103

    If only someone would buy the toon…

  • Tsunki

    May 21, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #104

    The one genuine reason why someone would chuck something at a politician in the public gaze – to draw attention to their narcissistic self, and thereby totally switch me off whatever argument they are purporting to make. That guys milkshake won’t bring me to the yard – Damn right. 🙂

    Curious playing down Dubravka as dispensible but I suppose if you have a problem with hazy recall you might do that I suppose. I seem to remember Dubtavja being one of the key signings to solidify a shaky defence that suffered disarray owing to the random talents of the former custodians. Since he came and along with the addition of Schar, Lejeune and Fernandez we have, contrary to the accusations of shoddyness, a pretty good defensive squad that held its own admirably and came into its own when the midfield gradually shaped up and Rondon and Perez started working things out. Built from the back the team steadily improved, do the last place I would be looking to ship people out would be there.

  • Tsunki

    May 21, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #105

    I still mean Dubravka whoever way i spell it. 😐

  • Tsunki

    May 21, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #106

    Whatever. Whenever. However.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 21, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #107

    Tsunki…….. There does seem to be a lot of inconsistency in the way the police are handling each incident . It appears there is one rule for one thrower and a different one for another. This can’t be right surely.

  • RobLeenio

    May 22, 2019 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #108

    So, where are we at?

    Rafa and the club are yet to agree terms, or at least they have yet to announce that they have agreed terms.

    Clubs are apparently circling for players which we hold dear to our hearts. Namely Martin Dubravka and Salomon Rondon. The former is contracted to NUFC and cannot speak to any other clubs without our permission, the latter can talk to any club which meets a fee set by West Brom.

    We’ve been linked to signing numerous players, but we won’t spend any money at all until either Rafa signs or he refuses to do so and we appoint another manager.

    Essentially we’re in hiatus until Rafa signs. Or not.

    We need a decision. I don’t know what the consequences of Rafa leaving will be. Personally, I’ll be devastated and I strongly believe that the effect on the club will be hugely negative over the long term, but if he is going to leave then delaying the announcement will be negative over the short term too.

    The club, the fans and the players need a decision and they need it in the next couple of days.

  • toonbrother

    May 22, 2019 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #109

    Tramp well said
    But most Of those guys you mentioned e.g jib arent really here to comment on nufc
    They are here for male attention and companionship
    That’s why they always comment on other posters rather the team.

    Dubs is a top player.
    He earns us at least 6 points per season through his saves
    But if there is one area I wouldn’t mind us losing a great player it’s in goal.
    As long we are well compensated -I’m thinking 30 million plus- I’ll be happy
    We can use that money to fund purchase of players in other key areas


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