Martin Dubravka agrees personal terms with Manchester United
The departure of Dean Henderson on loan to Nottingham Forest has left a gaping hole in the United squad, with Erik Ten Hag not confident in Tom Heaton to take up the deputy role.
Another major factor in the search for a new goalkeeper has been the fact that Ten Hag prefers to play from the back but as we saw from the first two games, De Gea is not particularly impressive and confident with his ball-playing abilities.
This has resulted in finding a No.2 who will provide tough competition to De Gea for the starting spot. According to recent speculations, Martin Dubravka is set to be the player if the deal can be agreed between the two clubs with personal terms already agreed.
Martin Dubravka joined the club in 2018 and has made 130 appearances for the club to date. He was the undisputed starter for Newcastle last season but the arrival of Nick Pope from Burnley has resulted in his role being shifted to that of a deputy goalkeeper.
According to Manchester Evening News, Martin Dubravka has made it known to the Newcastle board of his desire to move to Manchester and the club is willing to let him go but there is a difference between the two sides regarding the structure of the deal.
Manchester United prefer a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season whereas Newcastle United are insistent on a permanent deal or at least a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
With loads of Premier League experience, Dubravka would be a great addition to the squad and would provide some much-needed competition to De Gea and allow Ten Hag to implement his style of play.
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However, it would be wise for us to secure a loan deal with an option to buy rather than a permanent deal as it will give us more options come the start of next season with Dean Henderson returning and would be in the mix for the no.1 spot.