Newcastle in talks with Dubravka

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Newcastle United have entered talks with Sparta Prague about signing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a permanent basis, according to the Shields Gazette.

The regional newspaper claims that the Magpies have the option in his clause to turn a loan deal into a full-time one for £3.5million.

It is understood that Rafael Benitez’s side are now in negotiations over him and have lined up a four-year deal for the 29-year-old at St James’ Park.

Dubravka has previously revealed he is keen to prolong his stay in the Premier League and he has enjoyed a successful spell in England.

“I really hope I get to stay longer than six months, it’s a huge opportunity for my life,” he said when he first joined the club.

Good move for Newcastle?

Dubravka’s arrival at Newcastle was one of the turning points in the season and he played a major role in keeping them in the Premier League.

The 6ft 3in colossus has proven himself to be a top goalkeeper and he kept four clean sheets in 12 appearances.

He is an excellent shot-stopper and has a physical presence that has seen him lead the defence well.

Newcastle would be crazy not to snap up the Slovakia international on a permanent basis and will be getting a bargain price for him.

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Likely to happen?

This deal seems like a no-brainer for all parties and it seems highly likely that Newcastle will wrap up Dubravka as their first summer signing.

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