Goalkeeper target left out of the squad following alleged talks with NUFC – has Rafa got his man?

Some interesting claims on the goalkeeper front this afternoon, as it has emerged that Martin Dubravka was left out of Sparta Prague’s squad for their game today – just days after talks were believed to have taken place between the Czech champions and NUFC.

Now, this could be a pure coincidence, however he is not believed to be injured and has been their number one all season, with 7 clean sheets and just 12 goals conceded in 15 games.

Sky Sports confirmed that we saw our initial loan bid rejected last week, however the Mail has since suggested that Rafa Benitez became personally involved in the deal in a bid to tie up the signing of the 6ft 3′ Slovakian international.

A loan deal with an option to buy has been mooted and today’s developments make you wonder if we’ve been successful?

Here’s the reaction online following confirmation that he’s missing from Sparta’s squad to face  Loko Vltavín today:


Has Rafa got his man? Time will tell..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Goalkeeper target left out of the squad following alleged talks with NUFC – has Rafa got his man?

  1. It was a friendly , perhaps they were just protecting him from getting injured and giving one of their reserves a chance .


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