The 27-year-old midfielder recently trained with English side Millwall
Newcastle Jets captain Ruben Zadkovich says he is “100 per cent committed” to leading the club in the A-League next season.
The 27-year-old was recently linked with a return to England with Championship club Millwall after taking up their invitation to join them for training during an extended break following his involvement for Australia at the East Asian Cup earlier this summer.
An approach was made by the Lions in July but nothing has been forthcoming since and Zadkovich doesn’t expect his situation to change after he returned to training at the Hunter Stadium on Monday.
“I’m not expecting anything to change in the next two weeks,” he told the Herald. “Obviously the window is still open and you never know.
“But I can look you in the face and say I am 100 per cent committed to Newcastle. I am still the captain of Newcastle and this is where I want to play my football.
“I would not have re-signed here if it was any different.”
Despite reaffirming his commitment to the Jets the midfielder admits he would never turn down the chance to play at a better standard.
“I am never going to not show interest in playing at a higher level,” Zadkovich said. “That is what we all aspire to do. That’s why we play football – to play at the best level we can.”
Zadkovich previously turned out for Queens Park Rangers, Notts County and Derby County in England before he signed for the Jets in 2010.