Martin Dubravka wants to stay at Newcastle but is focused on securing Premier League future
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 06/04/18 7:21am
Martin Dubravka is keen to stay at Newcastle beyond the end of the season after impressing during his loan spell from Sparta Prague.
The Slovakia goalkeeper arrived at St James' Park in January on a deal until the end of the campaign, which includes a club option to buy for £4.2m in the summer.
Dubravka made a memorable debut, keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Manchester United, and he has not been beaten in his last two games, wins over Southampton and Huddersfield.
That form has reportedly brought interest from Serie A side Udinese, but Dubravka is fully focused on the rest of the season on Tyneside before thinking about a longer stay in the Premier League.
"You need to stay focused until the last game," Dubravka said.
"I don't like to say we have one or two more games to stay in the league and be safe. Everybody knows that we are not in the best situation and need to fight for it.
"I want to stay here after the summer, so I need to be focused, but I don't think this is the time to speak about it.
"I've enjoyed every game we've played. I knew when I came here that we were not in the best situation, but Newcastle's a huge club with a great history and deserves to stay in the league.
"Since I signed a loan deal here, we've worked hard in training trying to take this attitude on the training ground on to the pitch in games.
"Everybody fights for it. It was important that we bring this energy from the training ground."
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