Nicky Butt is very keen to play longer for Newcastle United, and past his current contract, which ends next summer.
Nicky Butt – anxious to play at Newcastle longer
Butt seems to have no thoughts of retirement and like most players at Newcastle he is really enjoying playing under new boss Kevin Keegan.
Nicky said today:
“The end comes for everybody but I’ve always been the battling type who can go on a bit longer,” “I’ve got one season left and anything beyond that is a bonus, really.”
“If I’m playing well and enjoying it then I’d love to stay for another year but I don’t want to be in football just for the sake of it.â€
“I want to keep playing until I know I can’t maintain my personal standards.”
Nicky has had a very good last couple of seasons with Newcastle, and since Kevin arrived back on Tyneside, he has played particularly well, often dominating midfield. Nicky is 33 years old and in today’s football world that’s not too old at all.
We don’t see any reason why Nicky wouldn’t continue at Newcastle if he plays as well next season as he has this season. Newcastle could gain from his huge experience and good play, although we fully expect Keegan to bring in some competition for the center midfield positions during the summer.
What do you think?