Paul Dummett to sign contract extension with Newcastle United

Paul Dummett's ready to commit his long-term future to relegation-threatened Newcastle United.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 11:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:38 pm
Paul Dummett

The defender was promised a new deal last summer when he took the No 3 jersey previously worn by David Santon.

And Dummett’s improved contract is expected to be agreed before he heads to Euro 2016 with Wales.

The 24-year-old signed a long-term deal in late 2013, which United revealed at the time they had the option of extending to up to six years.

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But Dummett’s next contract will reflect his status as the club’s first-choice left-back.

The Newcastle-born player recently returned from a hamstring injury to boost Rafa Benitez’s defensive options ahead of the relegation run-in.

Dummett, also able to play at centre-half, had loan spells at Gateshead and St Mirren before breaking into the first-team at United.

He has made 73 appearances and scored three goals for his boyhood club.