One player Newcastle cannot afford to lose this summer is goalkeeper Martin Dubravka who has been a constant presence on the pitch for the club since joining in January 2018.
There is precious little quality behind Martin at the moment and finding an adequate replacement this late in the game could prove a very tough task.
German outlet Kicker are reporting that PSG are interested in signing our Slovakian keeper.
— kicker | Bundesliga (@kicker_bl_li) July 24, 2019
This tweet roughly translates to:
Dubravka boosts Frankfurt’s chance at Trapp. Slovak in PSG sights.
Kevin Trapp spent last season on loan at Frankfurt but has returned to PSG this summer. The report in Kicker is saying that PSG will not sell Trapp unless they get a replacement in.
That replacement reportedly could be Martin Dubravka which would be a massive loss for Newcastle.
Martin Dubravka– must be kept at Newcastle at all costs
PSG currently have two top-quality goalkeepers in Trapp and Alphonse Areola. They will want to keep it that way as last season they allowed Kevin Trapp to go on loan due to having Gianluigi Buffon at the club.
Buffon has returned to Juventus this summer leaving PSG without a second option if Kevin Trapp were to join Frankfurt permanently which is what the German club is hoping for.
While this is a new link for Martin, it comes during a summer of speculation for our shot-stopper. He was linked earlier this summer with a move to Juventus and most recently with three Premier League clubs, in addition to Porto and Monaco.
Newcastle, incidentally, were linked with Kevin Trapp as competition for Dubravka earlier in May.
Newcastle must fend off all offers for Dubravka this summer. He is one of the players whose loss could cause big problems for the club’s survival chances.
He has also grown into a leadership role at the club and his experience and quality will be vital in keeping us out of relegation trouble this coming season.