Newcastle United star addresses future amid burning Celtic transfer speculation as he shares summer thinking

The goalkeeper is claimed to be a Celtic targetThe goalkeeper is claimed to be a Celtic target
The goalkeeper is claimed to be a Celtic target | Getty Images
The Newcastle United man has been linked with a Celtic transfer.

Martin Dubravka says all he is trying to do is soak up Euro 2024 duty amid Celtic transfer speculation.

The Newcastle United goalkeeper has been reported as one of the targets for Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers this summer. Joe Hart has retired and that leaves the number one spot at Parkhead vacant, with the experienced Slovakian keeper a possible option.

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He deputised for Nick Pope in the second half of the Premier League season last term but with the shot-stopper back fit, and rumours suggeting Newcastle could move for Burnley’s James Trafford, his future is in doubt.

Addressing the speculation of Trafford, Dubravka said he had little time for rumours. He told Slovakian media: “It's hard for me to comment on that, because I get information from the newspaper about who we are signing.

“If I'm honest, I don't care what happens anymore. I defended my place and did my best for the club. If they decide to bring someone else, I won't influence it anymore. This is going aside at the moment, I'm trying to concentrate on the national team now. I let the rest out of my head.”

Tackling his Newcastle United future overall, Dubravka again turned focus to his job at hand with his country in Germany, instead of pouring fuel on the burning Celtic rumours. He added: “I don’t really know, and to be fair my mental state at the moment is to focus on my job here.

“I just want to enjoy this because this is huge for our country. We do not always qualify for tournaments like this, so I am trying to absorb all the energy.”

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