Spurs linked with £12million move for Newcastle United first-teamer

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are today being somewhat surprisingly being linked with a move for a Newcastle United goalkeeper.

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham are just one of a number of clubs who are interested in signing £12 million-rated Martin Dubravka.

Manchester United, Aston Villa, Monaco and Porto are also said to be keen on recruiting the Slovakian, who is said to have become unsettled at St James’ Park following the departure of manager Rafa Benitez to China.

Tottenham parted company with Michel Vorm at the start of June after the Dutchman’s contract expired, which ended his five year spell in North London.

Vorm had lost his place as Hugo Lloris’ understudy to Paulo Gazzaniga during the course of last season and had dropped down to third choice.

His departure meant that the club had freed up one of their non-home grown player slots within their squad.  It would seem somewhat baffling if they once again had three of the maximum 17 players who did not qualify as home grown occupying the goalkeeping positions.

The Mail claim that Spurs want ‘greater competition’ for Hugo Lloris and anyone who watched Gazzaniga deputise last season will have seen that he has the potential to do so.

Dubravka helped to gift Spurs all three points at Wembley last season when he made a horrible mess of trying to save Heung-min Son’s shot which ended up in the back of the net in the 83rd minute of the Premier League match which ended in a 1-0 victory for Spurs.

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