MARTIN DUBRAVKA has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a possible move away from Newcastle United and expressed his satisfaction about his season-and-a-half on Tyneside.

Dubravka’s performances last season were a key factor in Newcastle successfully avoiding relegation, and enabled him to establish a reputation as one of the most consistent and reliable goalkeepers in the Premier League.

His performances have attracted attention from a number of quarters, with Italian giants Juventus having been persistently linked with a possible summer move for his services.

Dubravka, who is currently on international duty with Slovakia, has stopped short of categorically ruling out leaving Newcastle this summer, but having joined the Magpies in a £4.5m move Sparta Prague after an initial loan move proved successful, the 30-year-old insists he could not be happier with life at St James’ Park.

Dubravka said: “I'm happy. I've had one-and-a-half years here. When I came here, I was a new player (to the Premier League), and now I've played the whole season.

“At first, I did not expect that I would be in goal every game. I was waiting for my chance, which came against Manchester United after one week. It was a great debut, and since then, I feel that the time has flown."

Dubravka played every single minute of last season’s Premier League campaign, and is still to start his summer break, with Slovakia having taken on Jordan in a friendly last night as they prepare for a Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

However, he is not about to start complaining about his workload, and is already looking forward to another season of action.

He said: “I want to be in the goal for every game. Obviously, I'm very glad I could play every game. I appreciate it.

“I was coming to England as an unknown player. I'm glad that I could be part of a fantastic squad and fantastic dressing room.

“I'm glad, but obviously I have been playing every game and some of the games for the national team, so I have a few injuries. I have a few weeks to rest now."