By 90Min
January 22, 2018

Newcastle could be set to complete their first piece of business of the January transfer window with Sparta Pragua goalkeeper Martin Dubravka reportedly hopeful of sealing a move to the North East.

The Magpies' transfer window has so far been overshadowed by continued speculation over the club's ownership, but it now appears that the club may finally be about to bring in some new faces.

According to the Daily Mail's transfer blog, Newcastle and Sparta Prague are currently in negotiations over a loan deal for Dubravka, which could then potentially be made permanent at the end of the season.

Dubravka, who has nine caps for Slovakia, is reportedly said to be keen on the deal, despite having only joined Sparta during the summer transfer window.

The Slovakian has conceded just five goals in eleven league appearances since joining Sparta, keeping eight clean sheets in the process.

If Dubravka does join Newcastle, then he will likely rival current goalkeepers Rob Elliott and Karl Darlow for the number one spot.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is desperate to strengthen his side during the January transfer window, with the club having won just two of their last fifteen league games to leave them fifteenth in the table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.

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