Manchester United confirm signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Newcastle


Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has joined Manchester United on a season-long loan from Newcastle United,

The 33-year-old Slovakia international travelled to Manchester on Tuesday for his medical after Newcastle relented on demanding a £6m fee now, but an obligation to pay will kick in after Dubravka hits a set amount of appearances.

The Slovakia international has played over 125 games in the Premier League in the past five seasons, and he has 29 caps for his country.

Martin Dubravka said: ‘To be joining Manchester United is a special moment in my career and I can’t wait to get started, and help the group achieve its ambitions.’

Dubravka had asked Newcastle to let him go after United’s approach last week.

He has become understudy to Nick Pope following his arrival from Burnley and wanted the chance to move to Old Trafford where he can challenge David de Gea and Tom Heaton.

He was viewed as one of the better goalkeepers in the Premier League not that long ago as he had cemented himself as the number one at St James’ Park.

The goalkeeper had played 130 times for Newcastle in all competitions, keeping 37 clean sheets in the process.


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