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Howe should money in on Newcastle man who earns practically 6x greater than Corridor


Newcastle United have an essential summer time window forward of them as they attempt to construct a squad able to combating for a Champions League spot as soon as once more subsequent season.

Eddie Howe’s aspect missed out by eight factors throughout 2023/24, with accidents plaguing the squad and stopping them from reaching a second successive computerized qualification for the most important membership competitors in world soccer.

Undoubtedly, the Magpies will likely be concentrating on incomings as soon as extra this summer time, however they may even be aiming to maintain maintain of quite a few key gamers corresponding to Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes, with the duo closely linked with strikes away from Tyneside.

Nonetheless, in addition they want to dump a number of squad members to stability the books and forestall any prices from the Premier League for breaking FFP guidelines – particularly contemplating the £70m losses from the monetary yr of 2022/23.

One participant particularly ought to be moved on, together with his excessive wage and poor type mixed giving Howe greater than sufficient causes to axe him from the Newcastle squad throughout the low season.

Martin Dubravka’s stats for Newcastle in 2023/24

Following the damage to first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope in December, Martin Dubravka was known as upon to fill the void left by the 32-year-old, however at instances he has regarded questionable.

The 35-year-old Slovakian has made a complete of 23 Premier League appearances this season, conserving simply 4 clear sheets all through these matches.


He’s struggled to look a assured substitute for Pope, conceding 42 instances – a mean of 1.8 per match – with the Magpies’ stable defensive report taking a success since his introduction.

Dubravka, who joined the Magpies from Slavia Prague again in 2018, has made 88 saves at a proportion of 67% – with the skilled shot-stopper rating throughout the prime ten within the league for the latter stat.

Dubravka’s PL stats in 2023/24





Targets conceded




Save proportion


Go accuracy


Errors led to targets


Stats by way of FotMob

He’s solely produced one error that has instantly led to a objective, however he’s additionally did not cowl himself in glory on a number of events, with solely three goalkeepers making extra errors that result in a objective than him since his debut.

With the ‘keeper nonetheless having one other yr on his present deal at St James’ Park, the membership desperately have to spend money on one other shot-stopper and ship Dubranka packing.

How a lot Martin Dubravka earns at Newcastle

There’s no shock that at 35, Dubravka is coming in direction of the tip of his enjoying profession, together with his current performances evident that he’s now not the goalkeeper he as soon as was.

Nonetheless, when taking a look at his weekly wage on the membership, it offers another excuse as to why Howe should offload the skilled man this summer time, who’s been dubbed as a “catastrophe” by journalist Henry Winter.

Based on Capology, he earns a reported £40k-per-week, which is sort of six instances greater than expertise Lewis Corridor, who solely earns £7k-per-week regardless of his £28m transfer to St James’ Park final summer time.


Over the course of the present season, he’s pocketed a complete simply shy of £2.1m, with Dubravka – who reportedly might be on his method this summer time – incomes over £10m in wages since his transfer to Tyneside practically six years in the past.

He’s definitely been servant to the membership, making 151 appearances, however sadly, the time has come for the membership to maneuver him on and look to spend money on a younger goalkeeper who can study from Pope and even take over from him within the years forward.


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