Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has confirmed he has already committed to moving into a home in the north east despite signing on an initial loan spell which lasts just six months.
The Slovakian shot stopper arrived at St James’ Park in a temporary deadline day deal from Sparta Prague, and after starting his first game at the club on the substitutes’ bench, was thrown into the deep end by manager Rafael Benitez with a debut against Manchester United last weekend.
However he did not let the occasion get the better of him and put in a heroic display between the sticks to deny the Red Devils’ attack and keep a clean sheet, with Matt Ritchie’s second half strike securing an unlikely victory.
The club have confirmed that there is an optional purchase clause in the 29-year-old’s loan agreement, and it appears as though Dubravka is settling in for the long term on Tyneside, in what will be an exciting update for the fans after his starring role against Jose Mourinho’s men.
He told the Chronicle: “We have found a nice place to live here.
“I am happy about that now. It has been tiring living in a hotel. I am happy to feel at home.
“This is a new adventure for me. The crowd helped me a lot – right from the beginning.
“You can feel their energy all the time.”
Dubravka, an eight-cap Slovakian international, replaced Karl Darlow in the starting XI against Manchester United, and will have to fight with both the former Nottingham Forest man and Republic of Ireland international Rob Elliot to retain his place.
In other Newcastle United news, the club have committed to a £2million fee for an international attacker.

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