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Surprise News On New Contract For 24 Year-Old

9:13 am, Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

We´ve been very impressed with the way 24 year-old local lad Paul Dummett has performed since he returned to the side at left back from his hamstring problems – and that has coincided with Newcastle starting to pick up some points.

Paul returned for the Swansea game after being on the bench at Southampton – and he has obviously benefited greatly from the coaching of Rafa Benitez.

The twice capped Welsh International has looked very solid in the Newcastle defense.

There are reports in the local papers today that Paul is ready to agree a new contract at St James’ Park to stay long term at his home town club.

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Paul Dummett in action against Manchester City

It looks like they want to give Paul a new deal before the Euro 2016 Championships in France in the summer, since other clubs are interested in him.

Alan Pardew was impressed with Paul and just over two years ago gave Paul a reported long-term deal but it looks like the terms of the deal have been improved and it´s going to be for six years and will last through 2022.

His current deal has just over two years to run – yet his deal back in November of 2013 was also reported to be for six years.

The new deal is fitting for a lad who doesn’t want to play for any other club than Newcastle United and in the last few games it´s the best we have seen Paul play.

Paul has made 73 appearances for Newcastle with three goals.

It will be interesting how much input Rafa Benitez has had on the new contract, but Rafa has praised the 24 year-old as he has steadied the defense since he returned.

Paul is a natural left footer and as we said he´s looked very good since returning to the side.

When Rafa joined the club in March he wanted some say on all the transfers but also on new contracts being awarded to players.

Rafa seems to have already made Paul Dummett into a better player.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Financials · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League




15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JP...from The Rock // May 5, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    I don’t rate Dummett all that much. He is at fault for most of our long balls to nowhere. He just loves lumping it long and gifting possession to the opposition.

  • 2 Bobbybee // May 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Still plenty of time for Dummett to reach his potential. Maybe not quite there yet, but he’s quick enough to keep up with most wingers even in the PL and he’s only going to better with more experience. Still think he’s a better CB than LB myself, but that’s for him to decide with Rafa going forward. Distribution needs to improve but, like i say, plenty of time for him to mature.

  • 3 JP...from The Rock // May 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    I really hope Mbabu is given a new contract as I see that kid with bags of potential and looks like the better option the few times I’ve seen him play.

  • 4 Bobbybee // May 5, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    JP, agree with Mbabu, he has the potential to go all the way to the top. He was one of four i picked from our Academy a few years ago. Nasty injuries kept him out for so long i thought he’d moved on! 😉 He’s a better right back though, but he can fit in literally anywhere along the back line. Quality young player.

  • 5 Bobbybee // May 5, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Nice to see Arma picking up awards at Coventry. Young players of the year, top scorer and goal of the season. He was also picked for the First Division team of the season. All in all a good season on loan. Well done young man! 😉

  • 6 lesh // May 5, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Could Rafa be getting through to Charnley that he needs to be planning ahead rather than dithering? Maybe he’s laying the foundations for next season’s squad?

    We can but wait and see

  • 7 JP...from The Rock // May 5, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Yup Bobbybee – If we do go down ( I hope not ) we could be blessed with some quality youngsters.

    Mbabu, Armstrong, Aarons, Ayoze (if he stays), Dummett, Lascelles, Darlow. I bet there are more I am forgetting.

    We need to give Aarons a new contract ASAP. That kid like Mbabu has loads of potential and in his final year of his contract I think.

  • 8 beermonkey // May 5, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    bobby

    did coventry get promoted?? last i looked i think they were top

    be handy if they went up we could keep arma there for a season in the championship

    still no new deals for mbabu and aarons then
    i hope we dont let them go with getting proper look at them bit had for rafa to make the call on them as they have been injured

  • 9 Bobbybee // May 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Lesh, bit hard though innit, not knowing where we’ll be next season. However, no harm in making inquiries about players for either league, so we get off on the right foot this time. We were so slow getting started this season we got left behind and that can’t be allowed to happen ever again. Still not convinced Chumlee will be involved in it though. The axe is hovering! 😉

  • 10 Hail Wor Ashley // May 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    His distribution is poor, but since getting roasted by Zaha earlier in the season, I haven’t seen a winger get the better of him overall during the course of a match.

    Back to his distribution, it’s bad, but can be improved. His teammates should also give him a hand, as I’ve noticed they’re often hesitant to pass it to him, which telegraphs the eventual pass, meaning he often takes the ball with the opposition in close proximity already closing him down.

    Much improved and no doubt about commitment.

  • 11 Bobbybee // May 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    JP, said all along we have the kids to bounce back with, with a smattering of Championship experience added.

    Beer, no, they fell off the pace mate. Mowbray built a team around young loanees and they were flying. Come January, a lot of them were called back to their parent clubs, the most damaging being the lads who were providing balls to match Arma’s runs. Shame, but Mowbray had no money to spend on replacements. I want to see Arma back next season myself. Give him the ammo and he’ll score in any league and any level. He certainly wouldn’t miss the chances we’ve blown this season. Natural finishers like him are a rare commodity.

  • 12 JP...from The Rock // May 5, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    I would like Armstrong to continue his development in the Championship next season be it with us or not. He is a natural finisher as he always looks so composed in front of goal. He is good with both feet and has pace. He is exactly what we need right now tbh. But he is still raw. He needs that experience at a higher tier so the Championship would be perfect to develop him into the lethal Geordie striker we’ve all been missing since Shearer.

    He has all the attributes to become a local hero for many years to come but still needs to develop further. If we go down he could play upfront alongside Mitro if he stays, and I think that is a partnership made in heaven tbh- Mitro’s strength together with Arma’s pace and finishing.

  • 13 juan // May 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Can’t believe dummett has been offered a contract. He’s the worst left back we have. Only has 1 foot. Championship standard at best. So maybe it’s long term thinking

  • 14 Munster Mag // May 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    I like dummett. Honest and quick. Better centre half as limited going forward

  • 15 ToonToon // May 5, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    I’m surprised by the news. I don’t see him as a first team playerr. He’ll probably do ok as a utility defender on the bench, unless he improves like a certain Danny Simpson…




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