Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has made his move permanent at the club.
Dubravka, 29, has impressed in the colours of the Magpies since he joined the club on a six-month loan from Sparta Prague in January and has now signed a four-year contract to make the move permanent.
On making Dubravka’s move permanent this summer, manager Rafael Benitez said: “Ever since he arrived with us on loan he has shown a fantastic attitude and great work ethic.”
“This was one of the key positions we needed to strengthen.” he added.
The former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager stated further that: “The loan deal with an option to buy was the perfect deal for the club.
“It is credit to [managing director] Lee Charnley and also Steve Nickson [head of recruitment] for putting that in place because it gave me and my staff the opportunity to look at him and work with him, and see how he would perform for us before committing to signing him permanently.” he concluded.
Martin Dubravka has already played 10 times for his country of birth, Slovakia.