Newcastle’s 29-year-old goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka, is set to sign a permanent deal with the club according to Sky Sports.
The Slovenian international joined the Magpies in a loan deal on deadline day during the January transfer window from Sparta Prague.
Dubravka made an immediate impact as he put in a man of the match performance on his debut, a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
After that performance, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez claimed Dubravka could “buy the lottery and win today. He was composed and that gave confidence to the team.”
The Slovenian goalkeeper went on to make 12 appearances in the Premier League for the North East club and conceded only 11 goals while keeping four clean sheets as Newcastle ensured their Premier League survival.
The Newcastle Chronicle has reported that the total cost of the signing will be £6million and considering the impact he has made at St James’ Park, it is no surprise that the club have decided to make the deal permanent much to the delight of Newcastle fans.
Football fans have been reacting to the news all day on Twitter, here are some of the best reactions…
So Dubravka apparently "close" to signing for #NUFC who will be the first signing of the summer for £4m which is a bargain been immense can't fault him only wish we had a similar sort of deal in place for Kenedy but you can't have everything ☺
— Steven Johnson ●○●○ (@GeordieLad10) May 15, 2018
Getting Martin Dúbravka through the door too so early on, very good stuff
— Greg (@GregWilson09) May 15, 2018
No. Dubravka is perfect.
— Patrick Walsh (@Patrick35099392) May 15, 2018
Dubravka deserves it. His save on Sunday had me screaming.
He'll make a good #NUFC legend.
— A ¼ Centurion (@kachy101) May 15, 2018
neymar for £200m but dubravka for £4m? let that sink in, you could have 50 dubravka a for that price.
— sonny richardson (@sonny_nufc) May 15, 2018
OH MARTIN DUBRAVKA
— Ryan (@Ryan_Rosee) May 15, 2018