Newcastle are set to complete the signing of Martin Dubravka on a permanent deal from Sparta Praga this summer.

According to Calcio Mercato, Newcastle have opted to activate the buy-out clause in Dubravka’s loan deal and sign him on a permanent basis.

Dubravka joined Newcastle in January on loan from Sparta Praga, after Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow failed to nail down their number one shirt as their own.

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The Slovakian international has been a standout since arriving at Newcastle and it comes as no surprise that the club want to keep him long-term.

The report claims that he will cost Newcastle a fee in the region of €4m, a bargain considering the inflated fees thrown around in the Premier League.

The 29-year-old made 12 Premier League appearances in the second-half of the season and looks set to start next campaign as the club’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper.