Agent claims Juventus and Premier League clubs want Newcastle's Martin Dubravka

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is attracting interest.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Agent Pavel Zika has told Ruik in the Czech Republic that Juventus – and a host of Premier League clubs – want Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Rafael Benitez swooped to sign Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague in January 2018, with few knowing much about the Slovakian international.

However, he quickly became a fan favourite at St James' Park after a superb display against Manchester United, and his loan became permanent last summer for just £4million (Sky Sports).

 

The 30-year-old has remained Newcastle's first-choice goalkeeper this season, and whilst he made a couple of mistakes last month, he has been a reliable shot-stopper for Benitez's side.

Considering the price of some goalkeepers in the Premier League, Dubravka has been an incredible bargain for Newcastle, but his performances appear to be attracting interest.

Calciomercato reported in December that Juventus want Dubravka, with director Pavel Nedved familiar with the goalkeeper having seen him feature in the Czech Republic.

Now, agent Pavel Zika has confirmed that Dubravka is on the Juventus wish list, but other Premier League clubs – including the 'biggest clubs' who challenge for the title and European football – also want him.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United  during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Zika added that talks over a new contract are progressing, with Dubravka keen to stay in England with Newcastle or another club, rather than head off to Germany, where there is also interest.

“We can confirm that Martin belongs to the Juventus Scout Department's list of long-term players,” said Zika. “However, we must mention that it is not only monitored by Nedved's Juventus, but there are also Premier League clubs. Our personal tip with my brother is that Martin stays in England. Our effort, but also Newcastle's endeavour, is to negotiate a new contract at the end of this season, as Martin came to Newcastle as a virtually unknown Czech league player, but quickly became a major player of the entire team and already has an excellent reputation throughout the English league.”

“So we are gradually starting to negotiate an improved contract, but of course, on the other hand, we record interest from a number of other clubs in the English league. Martin Dúbravka is in agreement that our goal is to prove as much as possible in England. Even though interest in Martin from one of the top German Bundesliga clubs has been eminent over time, Martin has told us that he does not feel that his career is going to move towards Germany, that he would like to continue in England, which is the cradle of football and in which goalkeepers already historically privileged. Recently, we have recorded interest in even the biggest clubs from the English league, ie clubs for the title and European Cups, and if Martin is going to do everything like now, we believe that there may be a very interesting top club offer for Martin,” he added.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on January 2, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

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