After retiring from international football with Wales, Paul Dummett has revealed his wish to stay at Newcastle United for the rest of his career.
The 27-year-old admits it’s an ‘honour’ to player for his country, but insists he’s fully focused on putting Newcastle United first in a bid to earn a new contract at the club.
His current deal doesn’t expire until the summer of 2022, however he suggests that injuries threaten to hamper his career on Tyneside if he continued to play for Wales.
Here’s what he’s had to say this week, with his latest comments being music to the ears of NUFC fans:
“My main focus is to be fit playing for Newcastle and stay here for the rest of my career.
“It was a difficult decision because playing for your country is an honour.
“We will have to see what happens in the future, but with the age I’m at and the time of my career it made sense for the decision I’ve made.
“I want to be fit playing for Newcastle and doing well, that’s my main priority.
“I have had my fair share of injuries over time and I just felt that coming at this time of my career I want to play for Newcastle & earn a new contract here.”
The headline of this article describes Dummett as a ‘key player’. If you’d said that a few years ago you’d have been laughed at, yet just about every Newcastle fans now appreciates what a valued member of this team he really is.
He’s always given his all as a local lad living the dream, however he’s now widely thought of as the best defender at the club and one of our most consistent performers, with his heroic display at Spurs just a few weeks ago proving once again just how good he’s become.
Ryan Giggs’ loss is our gain!