Worries About New Keeper?

By Footy Mad - Editor
Last updated : 02 February 2018

Newcastle United managed to squeeze in two loan deals on deadline day to bolster their squad, with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka arriving from Sparta Prague and striker Islam Slimani signed from Leicester City.

These were two positions that manager Rafa Benitez was keen to address during the January transfer window and therefore the Spaniard is likely to be happy the moves were completed.

Although not so happy that they will only be here three months and the search continues in the summer.

Slimani can certainly add a different element to a Magpies attack that has struggled to make much impression this season since their return to the Premier League.

Image result for Newcastle United belgian keeperThe arrival of Dubravka could be seen as a little harsh on the 'keepers already at the club, but Rafa follows Brian Clough's idea that "the strongest position on the pitch is the goalkeeper ... you build from the back!".

The 29-year-old will assumedly be Benitez's new number one leaving Darlow and Elliot to fight to sit on the bench.

But we are bringing in a goalkeeper with no Premier League experience and look how the last foreign keeper struggled from his debut onwards to settle into the English game.

Matz Sels is still having nightmares!

 

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