31-year-old star goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has played in the Champions League before with MSK Zilina, and he seems happy that Newcastle may be taken over by wealthy and ambitious new owners.
He has been interviewed by Slovak news outlet Sport.SK, and it seems that the ambitions of the new owners match his.
That could be true for other players also, who may be looking to leave Newcastle like Fabian Schar and young Matty Longstaff, and we hope they will be signed up quickly once the takeover is official.
As we have reported, there seem to be four managers under consideration to take over from Steve Bruce next season, and Rafa Benitez could even come back – but that may not be possible.
Rafa is tied up in China with the Chinese Super League club Dalian, and he very rarely leaves a “project” while it’s still in progress.
But he knows the club well, and the players and Amanda Stevey too.
We wouldn’t be too surprised if Amanda’s vision for Newcastle matches very closely with that of Rafa.
Martin Dubravka – excited by the possible takeover
But this some project at Newcastle with our new owners – everything a top proven manager would want.
Here is what Martin has said today to Sport.SK as reported in the Chronicle today:
“We have had such reports here in the recent past.”
“Of course, the available information we have suggests that it was not so close. Everything will depend on the final signature because being close to the sale does not mean it is being sold.”
“I know of interest from the Middle East side, but it is supposed to be a combination of three sides.”
“We will see if this happens and under what circumstances.”
“A club like Newcastle United would deserve to return to its former glory,”
“People may not realize it, but since I have the opportunity to work in this team, I see how huge the club is, what legends it has, the fan base, the whole city is committed to it, so I enjoy such news.”
“I would like Newcastle to be able to get back to the places he was in the past.”
“I believe that if it comes to sale, the new owner will have the ambition to get the club up and back to European competitions.”
“These are all conjectures and we will see what happens.”
“We will probably learn more in the coming weeks. I’m curious myself.”
“I would like to repeat it because it is something special,”
“When you can be part of the atmosphere and listen to the anthem of the Champions League, it’s something unique.”
“I firmly believe that I will succeed in those six years, that is, during the term of my contract.”
“I’ve always had the highest goals and ambitions and it would be nice if I could get into this huge competition with Newcastle United.”
“These are all conjectures that come with it.”
“If this happens and the club sells, it will probably come with a huge supply of finance.”
“When you think about the possession of a new possible owner, it is not surprising.”
“But I heard that Rafael Benitez could also come back. There is a lot of speculation, so let’s be surprised at the outcome.. ”
Positive words there from Martin – who we expect to become one of the best goalkeepers in the League under the new regime.
But they may also bring in another top-class goalkeeper to challenge Martin for the number one position at the club.
What do you think?