The Chronicle is reporting today that new contracts will be available to players whose contracts run out next June.
It’s understood that players like Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernandez, Andy Carroll, and Sean Longstaff can all get new contracts this season.
And it will, of course, count on their performances this season as to whether they will get new contracts or be released next June.
Manager Steve Bruce wants the players performing for the club to get new deals, whatever their ages, and he’s pushing for new deals for Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark, who both played well last season.
Steve Bruce wants to give Fede Fernandez a new contract at Newcastle
Bruce has already said he wants to give North Shields born Sean Longstaff a new deal even though his contract doesn’t run out until mid 2022.
Sean deserves an improved contract, and we’d like to see contracts awarded to Fernandez and Clark goo.
Fabian Schar’s three-year contract runs out next summer, and there’re some whisperings that Newcastle have a year option on the Swiss International’s deal.
Some sloppiness crept into his game last season at Newcastle, and he made another one of those daft mistakes playing for Switzerland during the International break.
So he must cut out those mistakes this season.
Schar can become a valuable player to Newcastle, because he can play center-back, right-back and defensive midfield, so he’s a versatile and experienced player.
And he was great in his first season on Tyneside, under Rafa Benitez.
We will have to wait until Dwight Gayle returns from injury, before we see if his late goal-scoring form late last season was a one-off.
But Bruce is taking care of business, by signing the players he wants to be part of his core squad on Tyneside for the next few years.
That’s got to be good.
What do you think?