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2 Newcastle United players have contracts extended, 1 definitely leaving, 3 waiting – Report

1 month ago
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An interesting update on Thursday morning regarding six Newcastle United players who see their current contracts end this summer.

The half dozen having only eight weeks now before they would / would have been out of contract once we got past 30 June 2021.

However, this media update has given us some clarity ahead of any official news.

The report is from The Times and they say that their information is:

Fabian Schar – A one year contract extension clause has been activated, meaning the Swiss international (who turns 30 in December) is now contracted until 30 June 2022.

Paul Dummett – The Geordie defender turns 30 in September and The Times say that no decision / agreement has been reached on his future beyond 30 June 2021.

Federico Fernandez – The Argentine international turned 32 in February but has arguably been Newcastle’s best defender this season and he’s proved to be a superb signing by Rafa Benitez, who had also worked with him at Napoli. Same position as Dummett with no decision reached as yet but if he’s willing to sign for another year, possibly two, it should be an easy decision for Newcastle.

Andy Carroll – The report says that he will be leaving when his current deal runs out in eight weeks time. There have been rumours of a falling out between the 32 year old striker and Steve Bruce and the fact Carroll hasn’t started a Premier League game for four months, would appear to support that view. Since that last start at Arsenal on 18 January 2021, Andy Carroll has only had 14 minutes on the pitch in brief substitute appearances and no surprise that both club and player see next month as the end of the line.

Dwight Gayle – The Times say that Dwight Gayle has been handed a new three year contract. The striker turns 32 in October and this deal will take him up to just a few months short of his 35th birthday.

Jacob Murphy – In a rapidly ageing Newcastle squad, 26 year old Murphy is a relative youngster, with The Times saying no decision or agreement has been reached yet on his future. Having started the last five games in the five man defence as a wing-back, interesting to see what Steve Bruce / NUFC will now do, if anything, to try and keep the player at the club beyond 30 June 2021.

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