Lazio president Claudio Lotito has welcomed the arrival on-loan of Newcastle United defender David Rozehnal.

"This player completes the reinforcement and development of our squad," he stated.

"David is a crucial player for the Czech national side and was considered one of the top defenders in the French League when he was playing for PSG two years ago.

"Besides having excellent physical and technical ability, he is also strong ethically and dedicates his time to work and his family."

While Rozehnal is currently due to return to St James' Park in June, it seems that Lotito is planning to convince the towering stopper to extend his stay.

"He has immediately settled in at Lazio and has decided to by a house rather than rent an apartment, so we are hoping that we can invest in him for the future."