Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is reportedly interesting a whole host of clubs this summer including Premier League duo Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur – but one of those is the easy choice.
The Daily Mail claim Villa and Tottenham want the 30-year-old goalkeeper this summer, just 12 months after the Slovak stopper agreed a permanent move to Tyneside from Sparta Prague.
Manchester United, AS Monaco and FC Porto are also keen on the stopper. Dubravka’s excellent form in the Premier League, first joining The Toon 18 months ago on an initial six-month loan deal, has seen clubs become keen.
Dubravka has conceded just 59 goals in 50 matches, and kept a decent 15 clean sheets for Newcastle in that time. There have been suggestions that he wants to leave Newcastle this summer, after the exit of Rafa Benitez.
The goalkeeper has continued to improve his reputation in the Premier League and is now considered one of the league’s best, outside of the top six. But he has three years remaining at St. James’ Park on his contract.
But if he is to continue improving that reputation, Aston Villa has to be the club of choice for Dubravka this summer. That is because the former Liberec stopper will be guaranteed first-team football.
Lovre Kalinic is expected to leave while Orjan Nyland is yet to impress. Jed Steer has shone for Villa but the club’s search for a new goalkeeper, which has seen them linked with Tom Heaton and Jack Butland, proves that they are unwilling to place their faith in Steer.
Dubravka would easily be considered the top goalkeeper at Villa, whereas at Tottenham, Dubravka would be second choice behind captain Hugo Lloris. Indeed, Dubravka would have to make do in the cups and maybe Europe.
Indeed, at most of his linked clubs, he would be second choice. Villa offer first-team football and the chance to become the club’s number one. If he is to leave Newcastle, he must choose Villa.