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Local Journalist’s Claim Adds To Positive Day On Contracts



This morning Newcastle fans were treated to some excellent news with the announcement that both Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey had extended their contracts to 2023.

Matt and Jonjo were the first senior Magpies to sign new deals since Martin Dubravka penned his in October to keep the Slovakian at Tyneside until 2025.

However, that was not the only positive update with contracts that was revealed on Friday morning. Steve Bruce also confirmed that Federico Fernandez has a year’s extension that if triggered, will keep him at Newcastle until 2021.

This is what Steve Bruce said when asked about both Fernandez and Javier Manquillo:

“We’re hoping that we can sit down with them. I think Fede’s got an option for another year. He’s been terrific. I gave him a rest the other night.

“So over the next few weeks, we’ll address what we have to address and sit down with the different individuals. Of course, we need to get a couple of results quickly cause that’ll make it easier for everyone concerned if we know where we are going to be next year.”

So Newcastle still have some time to work out something longer term with the Argentine. We would imagine that they will trigger his extension at some point before the summer.

The other bit of news to emerge is that Karl Darlow may not be out of contract this summer, as previously reported. The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth has tweeted the following update on Darlow’s contract situation.

Karl is still on the contract he signed in 2014 when he joined from Nottingham Forest along with Jamaal Lascelles. However, both Karl and Jamaal went back to Forest on loan for one season before coming to Tyneside in the summer of 2015.

It seems somewhat unlikely that Darlow would have signed a seven-year deal when Newcastle first bought him. However, there could be a scenario where he signed a six-year contract that started when he came back from his loan spell in 2015.

Starforth doesn’t elaborate with any specific details on his report. So it is all conjecture on how his deal is structured.

However, if true, that would be excellent news as Darlow could remain as Martin Durbravka’s back-up next season. Newcastle would then have three quality goalkeepers in Dubravka, Darlow, and Freddie Woodman on the books for next season.

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61 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #1

    SB ‘thinks’ that fede has a 1 year option, sorry Steve but you do yourself no favours with comments like that.

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #2

    EGB,
    I’ll spare the repost, it’s a bit of a long one.
    Btw.
    Disclaimer, not saying Muto is trouble but you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #3

    The cup results are spoiling us a bit, we start getting optimistic about upcoming games.

    Not me, I reckon we’ll only win by two clear goals.

    Now that’s sensible and realistic!

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 6, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail

    That’s true but I would very much doubt if he’s a troublemaker.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail
    I read your post, I think situations like that do get leaked out of the dressing, it’s hard to contain them in the twitter age, I’m pretty sure we’d know if there was a problem with Muto.

    I believe that the various managers just weren’t prepared to give him a chance for football reasons but goodness knows what they might be.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Got to go, later!

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Essex

    Im sure your Jabba tinted glasses are mint

    6
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Frog, you keep doing this you prat. When people are talking about football you have to jump in with your pointless posts about Ashley. You did it the other day as well. I know you are clueless about football and must be feeling left out but people come here as a rule to talk football.
    I’ll leave you to it. Paranoia – blog destroyer. Later

    11
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Bobby I’m wondering who gave you the blog Chief Inspector promotion? If you don’t like ebullient outspoken opinion try not dishing it out ya loudmouth soup. 🙂

    21
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Bobby

    I can honestly say im not interested in a single word you type
    Not one

    Stop reading my posts its quite simple

    17
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Wasn’t one of the problems Muto had something to do with him struggling with adjusting to England. Then there is the mystery of what his position is. I think it’s a shame he hasn’t had a decent run but these things happen.

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Ive been polite
    Ive not questioned your attitude to going to the game
    Ive thought i disagree with your stance on a lot of things
    But have respected your right to them

    Stop reading what i post as it seems the club you like and the one i want are two very different things

    Enjoy the match

    18
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Find some one else to argue with

    12
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #14

    droppy,
    I always struggle with the saying ”he’s never been given a run in the team” if it’s just one manager then I get it, maybe one doesn’t fancy him or they’ve had an argument, but when it’s two and three managers there has to be a reason why they’re not being given a run.

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail

    Other than Rafa i doubt anything at the club the manager does makes sense anymore

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #16

    droppy,
    I think that was the problemRafa had with Mbemba, maybe after he tried to bollick him after that OG, he just shrugged and said no speak English and walked off, that would boil your pi$$.
    Another disclaimer
    *not saying that’s what happened.

    7
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail

    Carefull

    Those opinions arent deeds ” safe” by the pro Jabba brigade
    Remember you can only think everything’s mint and never criticize the mess Jabba has the club in

    14
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail

    I agree he hasn’t been given a run by either manager, it’s an odd one. He was highly regarded in Germany.

    I think you’re right about Mbemba, but that for me is the biggest problem with Rafa, if he fell out with a player for any reason that was it, no way back. That said I’d have him back yesterday.

    4
  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #19

    These players, Gayle, Muto, Saivet etc will probably do a Colback.

    We’ll do a deal with an interested club on the fee, but the player will scupper it by not taking a pay drop.

    Might just have to send them out on loan

    1
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Id back Rafa over a single goon at the club
    He wanted to win games where the goons want to make Jabba money

    Theres no real choice

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Tsunki stop being a prat, for once. Ebullient outspoken opinion? The Frog? Repetitive bore more like.

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Thanks for another utterly pointless post @16. Well done. I’m sure your fellow ostriches will heart it though.

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    We’re the easiest game in the prem.

    In the last ten games atleast.

    3
  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Hayden and Yedlin, both mid 20’s, experienced premier league players and have not been gash, must be worth around the 10 million mark.

    Schar must be 10-15 mill maybe.

    Money for Gayle, Muto, Atsu etc if they can sell them.

    Add all that to the money that was available in January to spend and what becomes available in summer from tv money.

    That’ll be a canny war chest for Bruce. We just need to stay up I suppose!

    1
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster

    Nobody cares what you think
    Were sick of you using us for your arguing entertainment

    7
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    OP

    Exactly what i would do if i was selling the club
    Arnt we 90% + sold by now ?

    #rollingfakeover

    4
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #28

    If were lucky we might generate about 100 million for Jabba to buy shops with next season

    4
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Munster

    Why are you so confrontational mate?

    You’re an intelligent bloke with your opinions on all things NUFC, but there’s no need to constantly look for a scrap.

    On this blog a fight is never far away,

    8
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Maybe we could get Munster arguing with Bobbybee
    Maybe they would cancel each other out somehow

    5
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #31

    OP

    I’m not sure what to think of it, I suppose it also means they won’t go on the cheap.

    0
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s the Toon youth policy kicking in.
    New contracts for Ritchie 34 and Shelvey 31. Shelvey on 80k a week.
    Both are important first team regulars.????
    They are the future of the club.
    Dumb and dumber

    3
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #33

    You can see what the aim is
    Scrape another season so Jabba can take a lump sum to buy shops again

    6
  • TomaKaThor

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #34

    My guess would be Friday night and a lightweight.

    1
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Who cares about the football
    The fans are stupid enough to believe anything they are told

    7
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Shelvey has to play Hollywood balls because he cannot run. Stuck in the D most of game. Totally immobile and cannot tackle.
    7 goals in 4 seasons and 7 assists. That’s less than two a season .
    And he is our playmaker on 80k getting a contract extension at 31.
    Only at the toon.
    Bodes well for next season
    Great to have a youth policy…

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Is Ritchie 34

    0
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Shelvey gets an extension on 80k and Matty gets the boot on 1k.
    Only at the toon.

    2
  • Reilly

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #39

    “I’m sure there are people in his ear and I’m sure there are distractions but I hope he just looks at it as a football career because, at the end of the day, if you have a successful career money will find you.” Steve Bruce.

    1
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Well he is old anyway.
    33 or so.

    0


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