Newcastle United announce one-year extension as unsung hero signs new deal – Official

Newcastle United have announced that full-back Emil Krafth has signed a one-year contract extension.

The Swede’s contract was set to expire next summer, but the deal will keep him at the club until June 2024.

Krafth joined from French side Amiens back in August 2019 for and has made 62 appearances so far, turning things around under the new boss after previously struggling during Steve Bruce’s time on Tyneside.

The 27-year-old looked rejuvenated in the second half of last season, and proved a capable deputy for Kieran Trippier, becoming one of our most reliably performers over the final few months of 2021/22.

The deal may bring into question if the club has future plans for Javier Manquillo, but there has been nothing to say Howe wants the Spaniard out of the exit.

Speaking to NUFC.co.uk, here’s what Emil Krafth and Eddie Howe have had to say since the player put pen to paper:

Emil Krafth:

“I’m very, very happy to extend my contract here – me and my family love to live here – and continue with the journey we started with the club.

I’m really looking forward to the future at the club.”

Eddie Howe:

“I’m very pleased Emil has extended his stay with us.

“He made an excellent contribution to the team last season and he continues to add valuable strength to us.”

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