In January 2017, Martin Dubravka joined Newcastle United on loan from his former team Sparta Prague.
The Slovakia goalkeeper has so far made 59 appearances for his team in which he maintained 17 clean sheets.
The 30 year-old goalie has been ever present in the Premier League matches the season. Owing to his good performance, Dubravka has been presented with a 6 year contract at Newcastle which he has agreed to sign.
According to the player, it was an honor to be able to stay in a team he had grown to love. In his two years, he says he was able to make good friends and having to be in that environment for six more years was a pleasure.
The Magpies manager, Steve Bruce, expressed his delight in having the goalkeeper stay on for longer and mirrored Dubravka’s sentiments.
According to Bruce, Kubravka has been fantastic ever since he had joined the team. The contract he says was a befitting reward for the goal stopper who had worked hard to earn it.
In his words, Kubravka was a major part of Newcastle’s plan which is probably why they presented him with the contract in the first place.
Last year, Kubravka had won the North East Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award which proves that Newcastle have really thought out their plan to retain the goalie.
On Sunday 27th October, Newcastle will battle the Wolves which will be their last game this month. Their other games will start on November 2nd which will be a match against West Ham.