Newcastle United goalkeeper Dan Langley set to sign new contract
Newcastle United goalkeeper Dan Langley is expected to sign a new two-year contract within the next week.
The Blyth-born stopper joined the Magpies academy in 2016 and made a handful of appearances for the club’s Under-18s side before making his Under-23s debut in Premier League 2 home win against Norwich City in September 2019.
The highly-rated youngster was expected to be a regular feature in United’s second string this season but an injury to Martin Dubravka and Freddie Woodman’s loan move to Swansea City saw him fast-tracked into the first-team setup.
Langley made his first appearance in a senior squad when he was an unused substitute in the 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion at St James Park in December and has continued to impress United’s senior coaching staff whilst training alongside the likes of Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie.
Ahead of that meeting with the Baggies he expressed his determination to continue his progression through the ranks at St James Park.
He told the club website: "Things can just happen at times you don't expect, and if something goes your way, you've just got to try to take (the opportunity).
"You might have in your head that you've got to give up after so many times failing, but if you keep going then you never know what can happen.
"All you need is one person's opinion on you, one person to take a chance on you.
“That's what happened with me. I don't know how many people must have said no to me, but one person comes along and says 'I'll take a chance on him.'
"You've just got to keep going, because you never know when that one person could be watching.
"You've got to keep working and hopefully, one day, you'll get that chance."
The 20-year-old put pen to paper on his first professional contract in 2019 and that is set to come to an end this summer – but negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing since before Christmas and are expected to reach a successful conclusion over the next seven days.
It is believed that Langley’s involvement in the senior setup at United has caught the attention of several National League and Football League clubs and he could make a loan move away from Tyneside next season.