Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe says he is reluctant to lose Martin Dubravka as United continue talks over a deal for the goalkeeper.
Manchester United are determined to sign a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes on September 1.It was reported earlier this month that they even increased budget Strengthen the area.
The Athletic claimed the Red Devils on Wednesday (August 24) Already offered to sign Dubravka From Newcastle. Negotiations are said to focus on loaning the 33-year-old this season.
Howe provided an update on Dubravka’s near-term future, revealing that Manchester United and Newcastle have been approached over a potential move. However, according to the Magpie boss, the negotiations were not enough for players to discuss individual terms.he told a press conference:
“I don’t think he is negotiating with Manchester United. There have been contacts between the clubs and those discussions will continue.”
Howe went on to admit that he would be disappointed to lose Dubravka if the Red Devils agreed to a deal. He admits that decisions about the goalkeeper’s future are not up to him. He says:
“As far as the end result is concerned, I don’t want to lose any important players from the group, so it will be a decision that is not in my hands.”
Manchester United and Newcastle are still negotiating a deal for Dubravka.possibility to include A £5m buy option is also being discussedaccording to Fabrizio Romano.
Man Utd target Dubravka at Newcastle?
Dubravka joined the Magpies on loan from Sparta Prague in January 2018. The following summer, he moved permanently for £4m.
So far, the Slovakia international has made 130 appearances in all competitions for the Tyneside-based club. In his first two full seasons with the team, he played every minute of the Premier League.
However, two foot injuries have limited his minutes in the last two seasons. He played 26 league games for St James’ Park after missing the start of the season due to injury.
However, Dubravka has completely lost his place as Newcastle’s first-choice goalkeeper this season. Nick Pope joined from Burnley earlier this summer, which cost him his place in the squad.
In addition to Pop and Dubravka, Howe also has Caldallo and Mark Gillespie as goalkeeper options. The Magpies can thus approve the Slovakian’s move.