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Dubravka desperate for long Newcastle stay

Martin Dubravka has revealed that he is desperate to sign a permanent deal with Newcastle United following his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

The 29-year-old joined Newcastle on loan from Sparta Prague last month, and the Slovakian has made a positive impression since arriving in England.

Indeed, the stopper starred against Manchester United on his debut, and also made a series of impressive saves in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the weekend.

It is understood that the Magpies will have the opportunity to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, and Dubravka is hopeful that he will stay in England.

Dubravka told The Guardian:

“I hope I’ll stay. It’s amazing here. Everybody in Slovakia knows about Newcastle; it’s a big name in my country.

“I know many people talk about the top six in England but, in Slovakia, Newcastle’s one of the most famous clubs.

“Everyone wants to be a hero of a club like Newcastle but I have to take this step by step. If you think things are going to go well, then they won’t.”

Dubravka, who is a nine-time Slovakia international, only joined Sparta Prague from Slovan Liberec in June 2017.

Newcastle have only lost one of their last eight Premier League matches, but sit down in 15th position in the table – just two points clear of the relegation zone.

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