Thursday afternoon has seen Newcastle United announce that Paul Dummett has agreed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 26 year old has signed a deal which could see him staying at his hometown club into his thirties.

Showing excellent form since his return to the team this season, Rafa Benitez clearly has been happy with what he has seen.

Newcastle United Official Statement:

Defender Paul Dummett has signed a new long-term contract with Newcastle United.

The 26-year-old left-back, who was born in Newcastle, has been with the Magpies since the age of nine, progressing through the ranks to make more than 100 appearances for his boyhood club.

Dummett made his senior debut for United in January 2013 following successful loan spells with Gateshead and St. Mirren, and was a virtual ever-present as Rafa Benítez’s side won the Sky Bet Championship title last season.

He suffered a hamstring injury on the opening day of the current campaign but since his return to action, Newcastle have won three and drawn four of their last nine games – only losing twice to league leaders Manchester City – and conceded just eight goals in the process.

Manager Benítez said: “If you talk about players that are important for the team, normally people talk about goalscorers, midfielders and number tens but in modern football, there are not too many consistent left-sided full-backs.

“Paul is exactly that; he understands the game and you know what you can expect from him week in, week out. That’s important when you have a lot of big games. He’s a player you can trust.

“He was unlucky to miss the first four months of the season through injury, but he’s a player who is quick to learn and knows his job really well. His return has given us more competition in a position where we did not have too much before, so we’re really pleased to keep him.”

The new deal could run to the summer of 2022.

Dummett told NUFC TV: “It’s my boyhood club and I’ve been a supporter for many years so to extend my stay at the club for even longer is really important to me.

“I’ve always wanted to stay here and the manager and the club have wanted to keep me so I’m really pleased to have signed the new contract and hopefully there are many more years to come.”

  • Geordiegiants

    I cant believe that this lad gets the stick he gets. He has always been an excellent solid player for us.

    • Lhc

      Good job you ain’t a scout.

      • Big geordie

        Bet you ain,t either.

  • Rich Lawson

    Good,he’s a local lad,full back is never high profile,he’s doing ok,Rafa clearly rates him,can we forget the damned praise and give the bloke a break please ?

  • Wor Lass

    Not bad for an ex whipping boy. I suppose it`ll be SloMo next!

  • Paul Patterson

    Well done lad.

  • MadMag83

    This isn’t the same Paul Dummett some idiot fans were saying wasn’t good enough last season? Granted he isn’t​ Dani Alves but he is solid and that’s what we need. A few solid and dependable players allows the more skillful lads shine.

  • Leazes.

    His contract was up in June, so a wise move, maybe we can get some cash for him now.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Great news for Rafa as he likes Dummett as he very rarely has a shocker very dependable. So well done to Ashley and Charnley in agreeing a new long term contact. If we get that keeper in the summer we will have the makings of a good defence.

    • mentalman

      we just need a new right back and we’ll have a decent defence

  • Peaky Magpie

    Ffs they’re at it already over at the Ronnie,we are after a striker from Galatasaray 🤣🤣

  • GeordieZebra

    Great news. Finally getting recognition for his consistency.

  • ghostrider

    Great news for the lad and he deserves it.
    I’ve heard the club’s doubled his wages which is good for him as well.
    He’s on £15 an hour for the first 3 hours and then £22.50 an hour for overtime during the week.
    £22.50 for half a day Saturday and £30 for half a day Sunday.

    His potential earnings assuming he stays more than half a day could rocket towards £500 a week if there’s plenty of graft on, on the training ground, plus matches of course.

    Well done Paul lad.

    Ok, just a bit of fun but I do wonder what his wage will be.
    What does anyone reckon? £20,000 a week?

    • mentalman

      i recently looked at a number of sites at our players wages and i think the average of them all had him on £22k earlier in the season so he must be on about £40k now

      • ghostrider

        I’m not one for promoting high wages…and I know 40 grand doesn’t appear high against the show boating crew of football but if any players deserve decent wages it’s players like Dummett.
        A no frills old school type left back/centre half who just gets on with it.

    • Desree

      They dock a grand every time he gets his kit bag checked leaving training

  • Dillon Tovak

    In the modern game it’s actually miraculous we have one Geordie in the first team, a shame though it is.
    Good news though, we’ve been much better since his return.

  • Tony Mann

    Excellent professional.
    He’s not the best footballer you’ll ever see but he busts a gut every game.
    Another Frank Clark.

  • robbersdog

    I like Dummett – he always puts in a good shift and he rarely has a bad game. I think he’s one of the most underrated players in the Prem.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Dummy`s a good solid player, if fit `id play him every time

  • Desree

    All ships rise with the tide and Dummet is clearly relishing playing with defenders with similar levels of commitment and energy. Having plied his trade under the tutelage of pardew, collo, williamson and taylor then we should not be surprise to see him really come of age now. Success breeds success.

    I am not sure what Pardew, Collo, Williamson and Taylor breeds!

    • Reggae86

      I reckon they’d breed a big, cockney sideshow Bob looking thing with splendid teeth that’s occasionally a half decent defender

  • Mrkgw

    Glad to hear that Dummett is to stay. As Rafa said, he is a solid and reliable player. He deserves a new deal and its good news for us.