Paul Dummett is a product of Newcastle United’s academy having made his debut in 2013 under Alan Pardew, and Rob Lee, who was signed by Kevin Keegan in 1992, has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that the Newcastle fans want to see him stay at the club.
There have been reports suggesting that the Magpies are set to activate the extra one year option in Dummett’s contract as the former Wales international’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
Should Newcastle keep Dummett?
Since returning from injury back in March, Dummett has started the last 10 Premier League games as Steve Bruce has opted to play the 29-year old as a centre back, something he appears to be revelling in as he got his first goal in five years against Leicester City recently.
Dummett netted his first-ever goal for the Magpies in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool back in 2013 and since then he has only scored another three times, but the fans love seeing one of their own dons the black and white shirt, that is what Lee thinks as he exclusively spoke to The Transfer Tavern:
“He probably has been at the club since he was three knowing Paul Dummett, but he’s a good player and he does a very good job for the club every time he plays.
“I’m sure he’d love to stay and I’m sure the fans would love him to stay because he’s a Geordie. That’s one thing Newcastle fans love, seeing one of their own play for their team so I don’t see what the problem is in giving him a new deal.”
The Magpies have an important summer ahead of them as they have six players set to be out of contract with a number of those players having been at the club for several years.
If Bruce decided that the £35,000 per week defender’s best position is as a centre back then it may not be surprising to see them sign another left-back this summer, and former loanee Jetro Willems has been linked with a move as he will be a free agent next month.
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