Newcastle United have been dealt a hammer blow with the news that their loan move for Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has fallen through, according to a report.
Sky Sports announced the news that the Magpies had failed to sign the Slovakian international who they saw as the man to rival Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow in goal.
The 29-year-old has played 11 times for the Czech outfit and also has nine caps to his name for his country.
He has won the Slovakian league twice with former club MSK Zilina.
It is the second piece of bad news to hit the club in the space of 48-hours after it emerged that Amanda Staveley and PCP Partners potential takeover bid had ended.
Football Insider verdict:
This will be yet more bad news for supporters of the Magpies who are on the receiving end of yet another deal falling through, after yesterday’s announcement that no takeover of the club was imminent. Benitez seems to be keen on bringing in another keeper, but surely if they fail to make any additions between the sticks they can turn to Freddie Woodman? The young stopper already has a youth World Cup winning medal under his belt as well as a Golden Glove Award, so could offer the manager an alternative solution.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, Magpies reject 22 bids for 23-year-old.
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