Martin Dubravka attracting Leicester City interest after Newcastle recalled him from his Manchester United loan after making only two appearances for the club
- Martin Dubravka was recalled by Newcastle at start of the month from his loan
- Slovakia international had expected to challenge David De Gea to be first choice
- Leicester have expressed an interest in signing the goalkeeper from Newcastle
Leicester have expressed interest in signing Martin Dubravka after Newcastle recalled him from his loan at Manchester United.
Dubravka, 33, was recalled by Newcastle after he only made two appearances for Manchester United having joined on loan last summer.
The Slovakia international struggled to challenge David De Gea for the first choice spot having reportedly expected to do so having arrived last year.
Newcastle recalled goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from his loan spell at Manchester United
His appearances were limited to the Carabao Cup, with his last coming against Burnley on December 21.
Leicester, meanwhile, have faced issues in their goal this season with goalkeeper Danny Ward at times appearing to struggle.
Kasper Schmeichel, the club’s long-time number one and leader, departed for Nice last summer allowing Ward to step up. Though his season has been characterised by a number of mistakes, not least at the start of the season.
Eddie Howe revealed that Dubravka was recalled because he wanted to return.
‘Martin’s situation is that he wanted to come back, and we were delighted to welcome him back,’ he said prior to the trip to Arsenal.
‘There was never an issue between me and Martin. He’s a top goalkeeper, and I’m delighted to welcome him back to the squad.’
The 33-year-old goalkeeper only starred twice under Erik ten Hag having arrived last summer
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