Newcastle offers new deals to Jacob Murphy, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, Dwight Gayle and Paul Dummett

Jacob Murphy, Federico Fernandez and Dwight Gayle have signed new contracts at Newcastle.

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Newcastle has extended the contracts of five first-team players, including the likes of winger Jacob Murphy. Federico Fernandez and Dwight Gayle have also signed new contracts at St James’ Park, while the club has exercised their option to renew Fabian Schar and Paul Dummett’s deals to cover the upcoming 2021/22 season.

Reports from England in June stated that the club wanted to make Murphy sign a long-term contract due to strong interest from Burnley and Porto because of his previous deal due to expire in June 2022. The 26-year-old winger made 26 league appearances and managed to score twice and set up a further three goals for the Magpies as he finished the Premier League season strongly.

Murphy, Fernandez, Gayle and Dummett have all returned for pre-season training this week, while Schär will return to Tyneside later in July after helping Switzerland to the quarter-final stage of Euro 2020. “I’m delighted to extend the players’ contracts,” said Newcastle boss Steve Bruce to Sky Sports.

“They all have a thorough understanding of this club and what it takes to play here, and they have all made excellent contributions over recent years. The hard work preparing for the new season has already begun and we’re looking forward to building momentum as we head towards the big kick-off next month,” he added in his statement to Sky Sports.