Since joining Newcastle United in January on loan from Sparta Prague, Martin Dubravka has proven himself as a shrewd acquisition by Magpies boss Rafael Benitez.
With the summer transfer window set to open next month there’s speculation as to whether the Slovakian will make his move to St James’ Park permanent, as reported by the Chronicle.
Throughout his first half season in the Premier League, Dubrabka helped Newcastle to a top-half finish, just one year after being promoted from the Championship, earning himself a reputation as one of the Magpies’ most important players.
While reflecting on his first season in the Premier League, the 29-year-old keeper revealed Tottenham Hotspurs‘ Hugo Lloris as his idol, a man who he got the chance to star against as Spurs beat Newcastle 1-0 earlier this month, courtesy of a Harry Kane goal.
“I was dreaming of the big leagues since I was really young. It was something special,” Dubravka explained
“Of course, you have some idols, and Hugo Lloris was one of these idols. I was so happy that I could be on the pitch with him. He’s an amazing player and an amazing person.”
Since joining Spurs, Lloris has cemented his reputation as one of the country’s best shot stoppers and, should Dubravka choose to make his switch to Newcastle permanent, fans will be hoping the Slovakian will have a similar impact to his idol.