Newcastle United transfer & takeover news: Martin Dubravka's new deal details revealed plus defender hands Steve Bruce injury boost
Newcastle United keeper Martin Dubravka is set to sign a ‘double your money’ deal at St James’s Park.
The Slovakian international ranks as one of United’s most consistent performers of the last two years – and that form has seen him rewarded with a bumper new contract on Tyneside.
The 30-year-old reportedly earns around £35,000 per week at United, but the new offer put to him by club chief Lee Charnley is set to make him one of the highest earners at the club.
According to Football Insider, Dubravka will pen a £70,000 per week deal in the coming weeks, putting an end to speculation about the player’s future.
European giants PSG and Juventus have taken a look at Dubravka over the last 12 months after his Premier League performances earned rave reviews.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have been linked with a move for Portugal international creator Rony Lopes.
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And while Lopes is unlikely to be a target chased in January, here’s a few deals the Magpies could look to revisit in the winter transfer window.
It might be hard to remember in this Mike Ashley malaise but Newcastle United used to be quite good. In fact, they once beat Barcelona in the Champions League – and they did it in their first game in the competition.
It’s 22 years to the day since that night – relive it here.
And finally, DeAndre Yedlin has returned to full fitness at United’s Benton training base.
The USA international should be available to Steve Bruce in the next few weeks.