Newcastle United have reportedly agreed to a fee for PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki according to French reports. However, there are now reports coming from France about PSG targeting Martin Dubravka.
RMC Sport are reporting that PSG are very interested in signing Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka if Kevin Trapp leaves the Parisian club. Any move by PSG apparently hinges on Trapp’s departure, with the German goalkeeper currently high on Frankfurt’s hit list.
— Canal Supporters (@CanalSupporters) July 28, 2019
Trapp spent last year on loan with the Bundesliga club who are keen to bring him back permanently.
This may just be regurgitated news from earlier in the week when the Daily Mail reported the exact same information. However, now that it is coming from France is a bit concerning.
Though, it is interesting that this story started yesterday after Dubravka’s absence from the friendly at Preston. He did play in the earlier friendly against West Ham and Steve Bruce yesterday said he was just rotating the goalkeepers.
Bruce on Dubravka: 'We're rotating our goalkeepers to get minutes into them in case something happens during the season.'
Darlow will play at Hibs.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) July 27, 2019
Let’s be honest, if PSG really want Dubravka then he will likely want to make that move. This could be a big move for Martin, though he will have to battle it out with Alphonse Areola for first-team matches.
This has now become our biggest fear as it seems that both Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden will remain at the club. Also, any news of Fabian Schar leaving has thankfully gone quiet over the past week.
The drop in quality from Martin Dubravka to the next goalkeeper in the squad is very large. Martin is leaps and bounds above the others in the squad.
This is not the time to have to find an adequate replacement if one can even be brought in. To go into this season without Dubravka or a suitable replacement would put the club in a very critical situation.
We have to hope that nothing comes of this or that Kevin Trapp remains at PSG. This one has us a little concerned due to the damage it could due to our chances of being in any way competitive this season.