Newcastle announce new deal for impressive loanee – One to watch?

Newcastle United have announced that highly-rated goalkeeper Max Thompson has signed a new deal, keeping him on Tyneside until 2025.

The 19-year-old has represented England at U18 level and recently returned from an impressive loan spell in League One, where he kept five clean sheets in 15 appearances for Northampton.

The Newcastle-born youngster has been in our Academy since the age of 11 and is represented by the same agency who look after Nick Pope.

With Loris Karius and Mark Gillespie out of contract this summer and 35-year-old Martin Dubravka tipped to leave for regular game time once Pope is fit, the club are in need of a younger option who could push the former Burnley man in years to come.

Thompson has been training with the first-team since returning from Northampton and could be one to watch this summer, where he could be handed a chance to impress in pre-season before another loan move.

Speaking to after putting pen to paper, Thompson said: “I’m really excited to continue my career with the club I’ve supported and grown up with. It’s another opportunity to try and progress further as a footballer and, hopefully, make it as a player at Newcastle United.

“The development that has been put in place for me and a clear focus on where they want me to go were one of the main reasons in signing a new contract. It shows good faith that they see a progression in how I’ve been playing so I’ve been rewarded in that sense.”

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