Have We Signed This Goalkeeper?

Last updated : 31 January 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

According to the Daily Mail ... Newcastle United look to finally have a new goalkeeper after agreeing a deal to sign Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan.

Image result for Martin DubravkaThe 29-year-old, formerly of Zilina, Esbjerg and Slovan Liberec, has nine senior caps for Slovakia.

Dubravka featured in five of Slovakia's World Cup 2018 qualifiers, keeping clean sheets against Slovenia and Malta.

He also played against England and Scotland as he was beaten by strikes from Eric Dier, Marcus Rashford and a Martin Skrtel own goal.

Dubravka got a taste of English football in 2010 when his former club Zilina played Chelsea home and away in the Champions League, losing 6-2 on aggregate.

Newcastle have endured a frustrating transfer window, exacerbated by boardroom uncertainty caused by Amanda Staveley's failed takeover from Mike Ashley.

They managed to bring in left back Kenedy on loan from Chelsea, but were scuppered at the last minute in their attempts to sign Daniel Sturridge, who joined West Brom.

Manager Rafa Benitez will persist in his attempts to sign a striker on transfer deadline day as Newcastle look to avoid a relegation scrap.

A lot of this depends on owner Ashley, who will not pay the £22million Feyenoord want for forward Nicolai Jorgensen.