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:
Here is your starting line-up for today’s friendly match against Loko Vltavín ?? pic.twitter.com/cAIs44LzxK
— AC Sparta Prague (@ACSparta_EN) January 25, 2018
Martin Dubravka nowhere to be seen.. https://t.co/ajHEH1LRdf
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 25, 2018
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) January 25, 2018
Has Rafa got his man? Time will tell..