Eddie Howe reveals Martin Dubravka's Newcastle United request after Manchester United recall

Eddie Howe’s dropped a hint on Martin Dubravka’s future after the goalkeeper returned to Newcastle United.

Dubravka was recalled from Manchester United after requesting a return to St James’s Park. The 33-year-old had only made two cup appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side.

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There has been speculation over another move for Dubravka in this month’s transfer window, but Howe, speaking after last night’s goalless draw against Arsenal, suggested that the Slovakia international will stay at Newcastle for the rest of the campaign.

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“Martin’s situation is that he wanted to come back, and we were delighted to welcome him back,” said United’s head coach. “There was never an issue between me and Martin. He’s a top goalkeeper, and I’m delighted to welcome him back to the squad.”

Howe was also asked for an update on 29-year-old Loris Karius, who joined in September on a short-term deal which expires this month. Howe said: “There’s no update on Loris.”

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.