Fernandez becomes latest Newcastle player to extend contract

Date published: Tuesday 10th March 2020 8:29 - Jo Harrison

Federico Fernandez has extended his stay at Newcastle United after the club took up their option to add an extra year on his contract.

The 31-year-old Argentinian joins midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie in committing his immediate future to the Magpies.

Fernandez’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the season, but his future is now tied down until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Head coach Steve Bruce said: “It’s really good news to get Fede tied up. He has had a great season and richly deserves this recognition.

“He is a great professional. He trains and works incredibly hard for the team and he continues to be a positive influence around the place. We’re delighted to have him.”

Fernandez, who joined the club from Swansea during the summer of 2018, has made 47 appearances for the Magpies.

He told NUFC TV: “I’m very happy with the news – another year in the Premier League, with Newcastle.

“It’s been a good time at the club, so when I spoke with the boss this morning and he told me the club wanted to do this, I told him that of course, for me and my family, it’s good to know, and at this stage as well.

“Hopefully now we can push for the last few games to try to get more points, and I’m very happy about the news.

“To stay in the Premier League, to stay here and feel important, that for me is the main point – to be fit, try to help the club and try to push in every game I can play.”

 

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