Eddie Howe Reveals His Favourite Newcastle United Defender He has ‘Huge’ Respect for Amid Contract Speculation

 Eddie Howe Reveals His Favourite Newcastle United Defender He has ‘Huge’ Respect for Amid Contract Speculation

The Premier League season is coming to an end, and with it comes an potential summer window for Newcastle United.

The speculation about who might be joining the ranks at St James’s Park next season is already rife, but there are still a few critical choices to be made before the window opens.

One of those decisions is what to do with the players whose contracts are up for renewal in a few months.

New contracts have been discussed for Fabian Schar and Sean Longstaff, while Paul Dummett’s future at the club remains a mystery.

The 30-year-old’s contract at St James’s Park expires at the end of the season, but Eddie Howe has stated that he wants to keep the defender at the club, describing him as a ‘leader’:

“I really, really like Paul,” Howe said when asked about the defender’s future.

“Behind the scenes he’s had a really consistent run where he has trained and I think that’s what he needed because he had various injuries before I came to the football club.“He’s a leader, he may not be the most vocal, but in terms of being a role-model for everyone at the club.

“Considering his history at the club whilst he’s been here and his journey through [the ranks].

“He’s got a huge amount of respect internally from the staff and from players in the way he conducts himself and I think he’s a very, very good player on top of that so he’s certainly someone that we want to keep at the club.”

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Obafemi Adesina

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