According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United have now activated a clause in Paul Dummett’s contract to keep him on Tyneside for another year.
The 29-year-old was at risk of leaving on a free transfer this summer, however it’s emerged that we have now made a move that will keep at the club until 2022.
Dummett becomes the second defender to be handed an automatic extension, with The Chronicle reporting back in March that Fabian Schar’s deal – which was also due to expire next month – has also been renewed by a further year.
So, that’s two down on the contract front, but there’s a few more big decisions that must be made between now and the end of next month.
Dwight Gayle is expected to sign a three-year deal – although it’s taking an age for that to be officially announced – while it’s been reported that Jacob Murphy and Federico Fernandez both have clauses in their contract that look set to be triggered – if they haven’t been already!
Andy Carroll, Christian Atsu and Henri Saivet will all be free agent at the end of June, and it seems almost certain the big striker with join the Ghanaian winger and forgotten Senegalese midfielder in being released – freeing up space on the wage bill and space in the squad.