Paul Dummett signs Newcastle contract extension

05 May 2022 07:59

Paul Dummett has agreed a new one-year contract at Newcastle United.

Dummett's current contract was due to expire at the end of this season, but he has now become the latest player to extend his deal at St. James' Park.

Swiss stopper Fabian Schar agreed a new deal last week and now Dummett has followed him in putting pen to paper.

Dummett, now 30, has come through the ranks at St. James' Park and despite only make three appearances this season, Eddie Howe was keen to tie him down long term. Dummett, who can play left-back or centre-half, fills one of the homegrown needs in Newcastle's squad and he is delighted to stay.

"This is a hugely exciting time for the football club and the city so I’m delighted to be
committing another year here and staying at my boyhood club," the Welsh international told the club's website.

“I’m immensely proud that next season will be my tenth involved with the first team and I’m really looking forward to being part of what is a big season to come. Howay the lads!”

Howe added: “Paul is a consummate professional who has given so much to this club and I’m delighted he will be staying with us.

“He is a player and a person I like very much. He leads by example both in the dressing room and on the pitch and I’m pleased to retain someone with his positive influence and defensive capabilities."

Newcastle are also continuing talks with another homegrown player in the shape of Sean Longstaff and the club are hopeful he will also commit his future to the club.

Source: 90min