Newcastle United’s 21 year old back four defender, David Edgar, has said he would like to stay on Tyneside, when his current contract expires in June.
David Edgar – unlikely to get new contract at Toon
The Canadian is a product of Newcastle’s Academy and has made 17 appearances for the Newcastle club, and scored two goals, but the fact his contract runs out in the summer, and no move has been made yet by the Newcastle Board, would suggest he’ll be allowed to leave Tyneside in the summer.
His two goals were both at home and St. James’ Park, and he scored Newcastle’s only goal in the 5-1 drubbing by Liverpool last December, and he scored that tremendous goal against Manchester United in our 2-2 draw on News Year’s Day, 2007.
Edgar has been with Newcastle United since he was just 7 years old, and his father Eddie, played once for Newcastle in the 1970s as a goalkeeper.
David was a boyhood fan of Newcastle, and not surprisingly is keen to stay on and fight for his place at the club.
Edgar told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:
“I’d love to stay.” “I’ve been here seven years, so I have had a little anniversary.”
“Whether I stay in the team or not, I want to fight for it.” “There has been a little bit of talk on it.”
“It’s hard to say anything at the moment. I have to wait and see.” “But my contract is up at the end of the season like a few other players.”
Last week Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Newcastle, but Andy still had a couple of years to run on his old contract, and we just don’t think the signs are too good that David will be staying on Tyneside.
There will be quite a few clubs interested in the services of the youngster, who tunrs 22 in May, and clubs interested in him have included Ipswich Town, Norwich City and Burnley.
And while it would probably be too early for the 21-year-old to consider a move to Major League Soccer, there has always been an interest in Edgar from Toronto FC.
With David being born in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada, and former Newcastle coach John Carver coaching Toronto in the MLS right now, the Chronicle points out that John would be only too willing to take Edgar back to Canada.
But David is far too good for that right now, either as a center-back – his preferred postion, or in either full back position, and he could easily keep his place in a Championship side.
That’s likely where he will end up for next season, and after that it’s up to David.