Martin Dubravka said he may leave Newcastle as Celtic look to replace Joe Hart


Celtic target Martin Dubravka has been told he can leave Newcastle, talkSPORT understands.

The Scottish champions are eyeing Dubravka to replace the outgoing Joe Hart.


Dubravka appears to have played his last game for the Magpies

Newcastle will not stand in the 35-year-old's way as he closes in on a deal with Burnley for £20 million classified James Trafford.

Trafford, currently in Germany with the England squad for Euro 2024, has already given the green light to the move to St James Park.

The Slovakian was a regular for Newcastle in the second half of the season following the injury to the club's regular starter, Nick Pope.

With Pope back in top form and expected to reprise his number one role next season, a move for Trafford will see Dubravka drop further down the pecking order at St James' Park.

But Celtic may have a fight on their hands to acquire the goalkeeper, with Saudi Arabian clubs also expressing interest.

Dubravka is currently preparing for Euro 2024, where he is expected to be Slovakia's starting goalkeeper.

He has made 43 international appearances for his country and started all but one of Slovakia's Euro 2024 qualifying matches.

Dubravka joined Newcastle from Czech side Sparta Prague in 2018 for a fee of around £3.8m.

He then made 163 appearances for the Magpies, keeping 46 clean sheets.

The Slovak had a brief break at Manchester United last season as David de Gea's understudy as a result of Newcastle's raid for Pope.

Newcastle's pursuit of James Trafford is expected to end Dubravka's time on Tyneside.


Newcastle's pursuit of James Trafford expected to end Dubravka's time on TynesideCredit: Getty
Nick Pope is expected to continue as the Magpies' undisputed number one.


Nick Pope is expected to continue as the Magpies' undisputed number one.Credit: Getty

He only played two games for the Red Devils but was forced to miss last season's Carabao Cup final against parent club Newcastle, despite having featured in previous rounds.

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