Newcastle United news: Contract renewal latest plus defender blow ahead of Aston Villa

Talks to renew the contracts of Newcastle United’s first-team squad are “on-going”, according to Magpies’ boss Steve Bruce.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 5:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 5:45 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United reacts ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on October 27, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

A number of players, including Federico Fernandez, are out of contract this summer with the likes of Fabian Schar, DeAndre Yedlin and Isaac Hayden 12 months later.

And Bruce has revealed that while talks go on between club chief Lee Charnley and the players in question, positive news is just around the corner.

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Meanwhile, Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has revealed the concerns over Matt Ritchie’s ankle injury are also “on-going”.

On the injury front, Newcastle have suffered ANOTHER injury blow with the news Ciaran Clark is ‘touch and go’ for Monday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

And that’s left Newcastle boss Steve Bruce with a defensive dilemma when it comes to recently returned Florian Lejeune.

Here’s a summary of EVERYTHING Bruce said this morning at Benton…

And finally, there’s another Dabizas in town – but this time he’s not at NUFC.