Newcastle United player admits he isn’t sure if he’ll be at the club next season

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Loris Karius addressed his Newcastle United future during an interview with the club’s matchday programme.

Loris Karius admits to being unsure if he will remain at Newcastle United beyond the summer. The German goalkeeper is contracted until the end of the season after signing an extension in January.

The 29-year-old’s only competitive appearance for the Magpies came in last month’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester United due to No.1 Nick Pope’s suspension and second-choice Martin Dubravka being cup-tied.

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With Karl Darlow currently on loan at Championship side Hull City, Karius sits third in the pecking order but was last named in United’s matchday squad in October.

There is likely to be movement in the goalkeeping department this summer with Dubravka’s future uncertain and Darlow keen to play regularly. Mark Gillespie’s contract is also set to expire.

Loris Karius on his Newcastle future

Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“I’m here until the summer. I don’t know if I’ll stay longer or not,” Karius told the club’s matchday programme. “We haven’t spoken about this – there was no need for it.

“There is so much going on here at the moment – we have important games, it’s a full schedule. There’s no rush. In football you can never plan too far ahead.

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“But I’m just enjoying my time here really. Whatever role I have to play until the end of the season, I’m doing it for the team to be successful, and then we will see.

“Everything is possible. But for sure, my aim for me personally is to get more game time again in the future because I know I can perform and play on this level.”

The Carabao Cup final

Karius highlighted his Carabao Cup final display as one that reminded people he’s “still got a lot to offer”. It was the former Liverpool goalkeeper’s first final since that Champions League night in Kyiv four-and-a-half-years ago.

“It’s good to remind people I’m here, and I’ve still got a lot to offer,” Karius said. “I’m not surprised I know that about myself, but people sometimes forget or have a wrong picture of you. For that reason, I think it was good.

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“But I’m not surprised because I’m working every day, hard, which people don’t see. It pays off eventually because football gives you a chance, an opportunity. Sometimes it takes a bit longer, sometimes it’s always up and down. I was sure eventually I would get my chance.”

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