I spotted this NUFC star being filmed on Tyneside earlier today – Let’s hope it’s a new deal!

I may have stumbled upon an unlikely NUFC Blog ‘exclusive’ (well, sort of!) earlier today after spotting Federico Fernandez being filmed just a stones throw away from St James’ Park.

The Argentine’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, but as he has cemented himself as one of Steve Bruce’s first choice centre-halves, you’d have to hope a new deal is just around the corner – especially when we’re believed to have an option to trigger another 12-month extension.

While passing through Stanhope Street in Fenham on Friday morning – which is just around the corner from SJP – I spotted the defender being filmed by what looked like NUFC’s media team. Preparing to announce a well deserved new deal for the former Swansea skipper? I hope so!

Here are the pictures I took today – apologies for the poor iPhone quality!

It will be positive news for supporters if Fernandez extends his stay on Tyneside as he has looked a reformed character since Bruce took over the helm – working his way into the side despite being way down the pecking order under Rafa.

We’ll let you make your own minds up as to what was going on today – but it looks like it can only be positive news as far as we are concerned!

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