Newcastle have just announced that Rob Elliot has signed a new improved four year contract at the club.
It had been rumored for a couple of weeks that Rob would get a new deal after he was magnificent for the club last season when he came in and deputized for the injured Tim Krul.
He was our Player of the Season for Newcastle last season.
Rob Elliot signing his new deal
This is what the club have issued on their web-site.
Goalkeeper Rob Elliot has signed a new four-year contract with Newcastle United.
The Republic of Ireland international was the Club’s player of the season last term and is nearing full fitness following the knee injury which kept him out of the final few games of the 2015/16 campaign.
And as his return to action moves closer, he has agreed to commit his future to the Magpies until at
Rob Elliot joined Newcastle from Charlton Athletic five years ago and he had this to say after signing his new deal:
“I’m delighted. Personally, I had a good run in the team last year but I was obviously gutted at the end with the injury, so it’s a real confidence-booster that the Club have put their faith in me.”
“It’s helped my rehab as well, because it’s something to work towards, and it ties everything up perfectly.”
“Now so I can look forward to the future, commit to getting back fit and hopefully getting us back to where we want to be.”
Manager Rafa Benitez added the following:
“I’m really pleased that Rob has signed a new contract with the Club.”
“It shows our confidence in him as a goalkeeper for now and for the future. Hopefully he will be challenging for the goalkeeper position again very soon.”
Rob Elliot is not only a very good player who has continually improved at Newcastle, but he is a great character and a strong voice in the dressing room; he also loves playing for Newcastle.
Rob’s also very popular with the Geordie fans.
So well done Rob – you’ve earned your new deal!