Newcastle United are already keen to sign Martin Dubravka on a permanent basis and have a summer deal already in place, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper claim that the Magpies can trigger a permanent deal by shelling out £4million to sign the goalkeeper from Sparta Prague in the summer.
The Daily Mirror report that the £4million is on top of the loan fee that Newcastle United have already paid, which will rise to £1.2million once he has played six of the 11 games left this season.
This means Dubravka will cost the club a grand total of £5.2million and Newcastle United are keen to pay for him if they avoid relegation to the Championship.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper shone on his debut against Manchester United on Sunday as he helped his side earn a vital 1-0 victory against them.
The Daily Mirror’s report also claims that the Magpies have plans to eventually make Freddy Woodman their number one choice for goalkeeper, but he faces a couple of more seasons out on loan in order to gain experience.
Good move for Newcastle?
Yes, based on the goalkeeper’s one appearances against Manchester United.
If Dubravka continues to play like he did against the Premier League giants, then the Magpies must sign him in they survive in the Premier League for another season.
The 29-year-old looked a reassuring presence at the back and could prove to be a key player for the club in the second half of the season.
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Likely to happen?
It all depends on the Magpies’ Premier League status for next season.
Dubravka will no doubt be signed if Rafa Benitez’s side stay in the top-flight as a clause to sign him is already in place, but relegation would stop this deal happening.
Newcastle United are not currently in the relegation zone, sitting 13th, but they’re only two points clear of the drop.
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