Aston Villa are reportedly leading the chase to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are excited by the speculation.
According to the Daily Mail, Dean Smith’s squad are leading the race for the Slovakian ace this summer.
It is understood that the Midlands giants are ahead of Manchester United, Tottenham, Monaco and Porto in the pursuit of the £12million-rated ace.
The report explains that the 30-year-old has stalled over talks with Newcastle about a new deal.
Villa reportedly have been put off by a £25million price tag of Stoke City’s Jack Butland and saw a move for Burnley’s Tom Heaton knocked back, so are now setting their sights on the Newcastle colossus.
Dubravka has 15 clean sheets in 50 games since he moved to St James’ Park and been one of the most consistent performers in the top-flight during the last year.
The shot-stopper has a real presence in his box and is confident playing out from the back too.
He would be an upgrade on Jed Steer at Villa and a potential £12million swoop would be a bargain for someone in the peak of their powers.
A selection of Villa supporters on social media have given a big thumbs up over a potential swoop for the Newcastle goalkeeper.
Here are some Villa fans commenting on the Dubravka speculation:
— Liam (@Akining_) July 13, 2019
Yes yes yes yes
— wesleyszn (@MasterMoraess) July 13, 2019
— Kieran Sadiq (@MisterGuilbert) July 13, 2019
Omg that would be the best signing of the lot 😍
— Wes (@WesleyMillward) July 13, 2019
Would be all over that
— Jason turner (@jaeturner2k3) July 13, 2019
I wouldn’t be against this
— AVFC.HUB (@avfc_hub) July 13, 2019
Probably Newcastle’s best player now Perez has gone. Can’t see them letting him leave on the cheap. Then again, Mike Ashley.
— Dan (@cratesofhippos) July 13, 2019
Offer £10m plus Kalinic
— Frank Marbella Lions (@FrankKielstra1) July 13, 2019