Nicky Butt is one of four players that Newcastle United will offer new contracts to this week.
Nicky Butt – his experience will be invaluable for Newcastle
And from the comments he has made today, it’s very likely Nicky Butt will sign along that dotted line, and sooner rather than later.
Nicky told Sky Sports News today:
“My feeling is that I want to stay at the club and end my career here.”“And if we can sort it out the sooner the better really.”
“Once it’s all sorted and it’s OK and the contract is good for the club and for me, then I’ll want to sign it.
Nicky comes in for his fair amount of criticism, but his performances for the team these last two seasons have generally been excellent, and some fans forget just how much experience Nicky has. He’s a players player.
He had a solid game on Sunday, and played well with young Danny Guthrie, and we have to also realize he can help bring on youngsters like Danny at the club.
Nicky has also become a leader among the players, and if we need a player who can take the pressure, that’s Nicky, and we’ll be delighted if he signs an extension to his contract.
It’s no coincidence either that Kinnear, Keegan, Allardyce and Roeder all sang Nicky’s praises, while they were managing the club, and that Wigan manager Steve Bruce would love to sign him on a two year deal in the summer.