It has been a pretty enjoyable few months for Paul Dummett.
Not only has the 26-year-old been handed a new bumper contract at St. James’ Park, he has also firmly established himself as a first team regular under Rafael Benitez and has impressed with his calm, efficient, no-nonsense performances.
Dummett, who is valued at £3.15 million by Transfermarkt, is the only player in the Newcastle first team squad who is a product of the youth academy on Tyneside.
He has therefore, quickly become a favourite amongst supporters and, despite some under-par performances during the clubs spell in the Championship, has proved many of his doubters wrong.
When Newcastle’s shirt sponsors Fun88 asked fans on Twitter who they believed was the most underrated player at the club this season, the response was overwhelmingly similar. While Joselu, Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez all received some votes, it was Paul Dummett who took the crown…
Dummett Criminally under rated by many
— Jack Riley (@jackriley2312) February 22, 2018
Dummett. It’s good he’s got a lot of respectful recognition since his new contract.
— Jack Charlton (@7Ronni) February 22, 2018
Underrated due to Idiots – but paul dummet. Top top defender
— dave benn (@davebenn16) February 22, 2018
Dummett. It's not even a question.
— JB (@mirrordancer009) February 22, 2018
@PaulDummett for me massively underrated for what he gives to the shirt
— Dan Willatt (@D_W_10) February 22, 2018
Gladly eating my own words by saying Dummet.
— Carl Wigham (@carl_wigham) February 22, 2018
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