Newcastle agree to extend six players' contracts
Newcastle United have agreed contracts to three players, as well as three loan extensions to crucial first team players.
Javier Manquillo has signed a four-year contract at the Magpies, with him becoming much more important to Steve Bruce's side this season.
Andy Carroll, who rejoined the club last summer, has signed a one-year contract extension.
Matty Longstaff, whose contract was set to expire at the end of June, has also agreed to sign an extension, but only until the end of the current season, with his future at the club still uncertain, with interest from the Premier League and other European clubs.
Apart from this, Newcastle have also agreed with the parent clubs of the three on-loan players at the club, Nabil Bentaleb, Danny Rose and Valentino Lazaro, to extend their loans until the end of the season, negotiating with Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter respectively.
Speaking on the matter, Steve Bruce said that these extensions "give us the best chance of finishing the season as strongly as possible."
Three players have not signed contract extensions at the club, with these being long-serving goalkeeper Rob Elliot, former Sunderland player Jack Colback, and 24-year-old full-back Jamie Sterry.
Bruce thanked the players for their work during their time at the club, saying that "Many of the players leaving us have been with the club for a long time and, both personally and on behalf of the club, I'd like to thank them."