Isaac Hayden has been one of Newcastle’s best player in the two games this season. He has emerged as one of Newcastle’s leaders on and off the pitch. Having previously played for Steve Bruce while at Hull City, Isaac was also very vocal this summer about the impact Bruce has had since he joined.
There have been many factors in Isaac’s rise as both a player and a leader. The most important of which is that he seems to have found some balance with his personal life. He has given a few interviews this summer about how the situation with his family has improved.
He has also spoken of the impact Newcastle supporters have had on his decision to stay with the club. The support from the fans seems to have really stuck with Isaac in his decision to stay with Newcastle.
With this renewed commitment to the club, talk of a new contract has escalated over the past few weeks. While Isaac is certainly willing to talk, he seems to want to make sure the club have the right plan for the future.
Isaac Hayden– wants club to continually improve
Isaac was interviewed in the Athletic about his contract situation with Newcastle:
“I want to commit because it’s the right thing to do, because the club is going in the right direction and because the club value me in a certain way.
“There has to be a continuous goal to improve.
“I always want to improve and better myself; I want to play with better players and, if that means more money is being pumped into this club, then that can only be a good thing.
“I’m happy to have conversations about a new contract, as I’ve said to the manager and the club, but I have to be valued in the right way.”
The interesting aspect of these comments is Hayden mentioning the continuous goal to improve. He obviously wants the club to bring in the best players but he also wants the best deal for himself.
We sense a bit of uncertainty on Isaac’s part here. Though, the process may just be in the early stages at this point.
Isaac’s contract has two years remaining on it. We would like to see Isaac and some other players like Sean Longstaff, Fabian Schar, and Martin Dubravka also get new deals this year.