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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

  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #41

    Richie and shelvey are top top players.
    Glad they are signed on.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #42

    And will they drop Carlos if we reach a final.
    I hate that.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #43

    Darlow

    1
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #44

    Ritchie and Shelvey are top players.
    You read it here.
    Lost for words.

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #45

    Just a fan

    Used to think you were JIB
    More likely Jane

    5
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #46

    #feartheknock

    5
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #47

    Yes they would walk around into any premiership team except Newcastle’s who have the worst stats in the league.
    Top top players for indeed.
    Which league are you referring to?

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #48

    Jimiley.
    Mat Ritchie is 30

    0
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #49

    Toon22
    Jane wears nicer dresses than me.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #50

    Jimiley.
    Just for you.
    Wembley here we come lol.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #51

    Ps the real Jim iley was pretty crap.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #52

    Shelvey averages two goals and two assists a season as our playmaker so he is a top top player.
    Tough call between him and de bruyne for the toppest.
    Ritchie averages less. Lucky to get one goal a season. Misses open goals from a foot but a top top player.
    Mackem or wum

    0
  • SiOliver

    Mar 6, 2020 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #53

    Wouldn’t call it excellent news – very average players (apart from Fernandez). Club standing still and happy with mediocrity.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #54

    Just a fan
    Shelvey hat trick against citeh . Top top player.

    1
  • boss hoggs atm

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #55

    Shelvey & Ritchie are past their best, both are too slow for the modern game, stinks…

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  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #56

    I could always change moniker to tonigreen.
    Nothing in a moniker

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #57

    Jane

    I wont knock yer alt
    I can understand its yer job

    Carry on

    2
  • jimiley

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #58

    Just a fan
    Nobody will back up your contention they are top top players because you are just stupid.
    Well jibbers or Jane might

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  • toon22

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #59

    Tell me again how the PR dont post here
    Its long past beyond a doubt

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #60

    Boss Hoggs you are one serious member of the “slag off everything and praise absolutely zero” club. Jesus wept do you ever say anything remotely positive about the club you support?

    3
  • lesh

    Mar 7, 2020 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #61

    toon22

    Munster argue with Bobbybee? Little chance of that.

    A couple of posters on here seem to have a knack of playing posters off against one another, courting some, playing the innocent abroad yet being confrontational toward others.

    What puzzles me is that some seem to empathise with, even sympathise with the troublemakers and can’t see their game.

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