In comments reported by the Shields Gazette, Martin Dubravka has suggested that he would like to earn a permanent move to Newcastle after initially joining the Magpies on loan.
After much speculation surrounding whether the Premier League side would be able to get a deal across the line, the 29-year-old arrived at St James' Park during the latter stages of the month, and made himself something of a hero on his debut for Rafa Benitez's side.
The Slovakian made a string of fine saves as Newcastle bagged a vital win - that lifted them out of the relegation zone having fallen in earlier in the day - over Manchester United.
The Daily Mirror recently reported that the Magpies are already keen to make the stopper's move permanent and a clause has already been agreed, meaning that Newcastle only have to pay £4 million to convert his loan deal. And Dubravka has now suggested that he is on the same wavelength as his current club.
“I appreciate the opportunity, and I will try to do my best to stay. Hopefully, it will not just be a loan," he said, as reported by the Shields Gazette.
“I really hope I get to stay longer than six months. It’s a huge opportunity for my life.”