Newcastle United star sends transfer message to agents over Celtic interest as faces up rumour mill 'noises'

The goalkeeper is rumoured to be a Celtic target.The goalkeeper is rumoured to be a Celtic target.
The goalkeeper is rumoured to be a Celtic target. | Getty Images
The Newcastle United goalkeeper has addressed Celtic transfer rumours.

Martin Dubravka has sent a message to his agents as he directly addressed swapping Newcastle United for Celtic.

The experienced goalkeeper is at Euro 2024 with Slovakia currently but is number two at club level to Nick Pope. Celtic have reportedly made him one of their prime transfer targets to replace Joe Hart as number one, with the former England international having retired this summer.

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A host of goalkeepers have been linked to joining Brendan Rodgers’ side this summer but now the Newcastle United star has tackled the rumours head-on. Speaking prior to Slovakia facing Belgium on Monday in their Euros opener, Dubravka has admitted he’s heard all about the rumours, confirming an interest and what it’d take to consider moving clubs.

He said: "I am aware that there are rumours, teammates ask me about it, agents and people call me, if there is any truth to it. There was some truth in that a year ago and you see, I stayed at Newcastle, so I still take it as if there is no official offer on the table, then I absolutely do not deal.

"I told my agents that if it was concrete and there was an offer, then only then would I consider it. At the moment, it is only in the stage of some noises."

He is not the only player that could be signed by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers this summer. Last season’s loanees, striker Adam Idah and midfielder Paulo Bernardo, are also being targeted for permanent stays.

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