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Door could open for Martin Dubravka to revive Newcastle future under Eddie Howe

Newcastle United have suffered a big blow last week after goalkeeper Nick Pope has suffered a horrific shoulder injury. 

The Magpies goalkeeper is expected to be out for around four to five months, according to a report from The Telegraph. The Magpies goalkeeper injured himself during the 1-0 win over Manchester United last week and as a result, Eddie Howe will have to look for other options.

There are suggestions that Howe could delve into the transfer market, and bring in a quality goalkeeper in the January transfer window. David de Gea, the former Manchester United goalkeeper is a free agent, and a potential move could appeal to him.

Likewise, Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale could be an option for the Magpies as well. The 25-year-old is open to leaving the Gunners in January after losing the starting spot to David Raya.

Howe can do nothing now but keep faith in Martin Dubravka who spent part of last season on loan at Manchester United.

The Slovakian goalkeeper joined the Magpies initially on loan in the January window of 2018 and later made the move permanent. He has made over 130 appearances for the club, and it’s time for him to show his quality once again.

Dubravka has a contract at St James’ Park until 2025, but this is an acid test for him. With loads of games coming in this month, Howe will keep an eye on how the 34-year-old performs.

Newcastle have seven matches scheduled for this month, and Duvravka has a chance to cement his position in the side. It’s now or never for him. If he fails to make an impact, Howe surely will look for a new goalkeeper in January and that will put an end to his career at St James’ Park.

However, if he proves to be a reliable option, as he has been in previous years, Howe will look to bolster other areas of the pitch. He can revive his career under Howe, and the door has suddenly opened for him.

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