By Wayne Veysey
Newcastle United are set to make Martin Dubravka one of their top earners as talks advance on agreeing a new contract, Football Insider understands.
Dubravka has revealed he is in negotiations with the club about signing a fresh agreement to replace the four-year deal he signed when joining permanently last summer.
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that the goalkeeper, 30, is set for a double-your-money deal that will lift his wages to around £70,000-a-week.
The club have offered the £3.5million-a-year sum to Dubravka and are confident he will put pen to paper in the coming weeks.
The 16-times Slovakia international joined Newcastle on loan in January of last year in a deal that was made permanent in the following window.
He is firmly established as the first-choice keeper at St James’ Park and has made 55 appearances in total, including starts in all five of the league matches under new boss Steve Bruce.
Dubravka turns 31 in January and is regarded as one of the club’s key playing assets by recently-appointed Bruce.
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