Dubravka signs six-year deal with Newcastle United

Premier League club Newcastle United has confirmed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has signed a new long-term deal, keeping him at St James' Park until 2025.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka   -  Getty Images

Martin Dubravka has signed a new six-year deal with Newcastle United, the Premier League side has confirmed.

The 30-year-old joined Newcastle on a permanent deal from Sparta Prague in May 2018 after impressing during an initial loan spell in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign.

Dubravka has been an ever-present in the Premier League since his debut, making 59 top-flight appearances for Newcastle, including nine starts and three clean sheets this term. He also had 11 shut outs in 38 matches last season.

European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus had been linked with the Slovakia international, but he subsequently claimed to be "close" to extending his Newcastle contract. English side Tottenham Hotspur recently lost first-choice goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris to a long term injury due to a dislocated elbow. Spurs' cover Paulo Gazzaniga has played just 17 matches in his three seasons at the club.

Newcastle has managed to secure Dubravka's services at St James' Park until 2025. The player said: "It is an amazing feeling. 

"I have to say that it feels like time has flown. It's been almost two years and I've found great people here who I can call friends. I've enjoyed my time here and I'm very glad that I can stay here for another six years."

 

Head coach Steve Bruce added: "I'm really, really pleased that Martin has committed his future to the club.

"He's been absolutely fantastic since the day he arrived and he's a hugely important figure for us both on the pitch and in the dressing room."

Newcastle is 18th in the Premier League after winning just two of its opening nine matches, with Wolverhampton Wanderers up next at home on Sunday.

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