Five players sign new deals with Newcastle United

Jacob Murphy, Dwight Gayle and Federico Fernandez have signed new contracts at Newcastle United.

Five players sign new deals with Newcastle United
Newcastle United players

Newcastle United FC on Wednesday announced that five players extended their contracts with the club.

“#NUFC are pleased to confirm that Jacob Murphy, Federico Fernández and Dwight Gayle have all signed new deals with the club. The option of extending the contracts of Paul Dummett and Fabian Schär into the 2021/22 season have also been exercised, the club’s social media post caption read.

Jacob Murphy, Federico Fernández and Dwight Gayle have signed new contracts with Newcastle United. On the other hand, Paul Dummett and Fabian Schar have extended their existing contracts with the club. Schar will return to train with the Magpies later this month, while the remaining four players have joined the club ahead of their pre-season friendlies.

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Two players share a laugh during their training session

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce expressed his delight after the players signed new contracts with the club. He said:

“I’m delighted to extend the players’ contracts. They all have a thorough understanding of this club and what it takes to play here, and they have all made excellent contributions over recent years.”

“The hard work preparing for the new season has already begun and we’re looking forward to building momentum as we head towards the big kick-off next month,” he added.

How have the players performed for Newcastle United?

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Jacob Murphy in action for Newcastle United

Jacob Murphy has made 60 appearances for the Magpies since he joined the club in 2017. The winger has three goals to his name so far. Argentinean centre-back Federico Fernández has played 75 games for Newcastle United to date. Meanwhile, English striker Dwight Gayle has been representing the club since he joined them from Crystal Palace in 2016. The 31-year-old has scored 34 goals from 105 appearances and will look to add a few more to his tally before retiring.

Paul Dummett and Fabian Schar have played 188 and 64 matches for the club, respectively. Dummett started his youth career with Newcastle United in 2000 and was promoted to their senior team in 2012. However, Schar joined them in 2018 and has found the net eight times since then.

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