On Thursday afternoon, Newcastle announced that defender Paul Dummett had signed a contract extension, keeping him at St James’ Park until 2022.
The defender, who is valued at £3.15 million by Transfermarkt, has been one of the most consistent performances on Tyneside this season and has established himself as a mainstay in Rafael Benitez’ team.
Dummett has been with his hometown club since the age of nine and is currently the only player in the first team squad that is a product of the Newcastle’s youth system.
The 26-year-old has played in over 120 league games for the Toon Army, who are currently occupying 13th place in the Premier League table. However, in his five years of first team action, Dummett is arguably in the middle of his most impressive campaign.
Upon hearing the news that Dummett had signed a contract extension with their club, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to express their delight…
Cracking news regarding Paul Dummett. 100% deserved, one of our most important players. #NUFC
— Richard (@richardreid04) February 15, 2018
Well deserved new contract for Paul Dummett.
He’s clearly worked his arse off to improve his game and he’s now one of our most important players.
He’s proved a lot of people wrong
— Liam (@Liam_Reay83) February 15, 2018
Fully deserved. Massively underrated. Since he’s come back, we’ve been a much better team.
— Rob Hovland Huntley (@Phoo_Fighter) February 15, 2018
So happy to read Paul Dummett signed a new long term contract with the club. He has really benefited from Rafa’s coaching, and has become an integral part of the team. IMHO?
— Ms. L H? (@exspygirl) February 15, 2018
Fair play to Paul Dummett. Never been his biggest fan but he’s been solid as a rock recently
— Michael Middleton (@MichaelMidd90) February 15, 2018
Fair play to Paul Dummett on earning his new deal-yet another player that is benefitting under the coaching of Rafa-being used properly for his strengths and is key to our back four being consistent. #NUFC
— Jenky (@_Jenky88) February 15, 2018