Newcastle complete Dubravka signing

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague, the club have today confirmed.

The 29-year-old has signed a four-year deal at St James’ Park after missing during a loan spell during the season half of this past season.

Dubravka played a big part in the Magpies retaining their Premier League status beyond the 2017-18 season.

The goalkeeper was relatively unknown when Rafael Benitez brought him to the English top flight on a loan deal during January.  However, he proved to be an excellent shot stopper and goalkeeper in the 12 Premier League appearances he made.

Martin Dubravka kept a clean sheet in his Premier League debut in a 1-0 win over Manchester United back in February and went on to keep a further three clean sheets, all at home – versus Southampton, Huddersfield Town and Chelsea.  He conceded just twice in his six Premier League appearances at St James’ Park.

He has won 10 caps for the Slovakian national team which included one versus against England at Wembley Stadium last September in a World Cup qualifier.