More good news – what is going on!
Following five new signings, Newcastle have now confirmed that Karl Darlow and Isaac Hayden have penned new contracts.
The ex-Nottingham Forest glovesman’s new deal takes his stay at St James’ Park to 2025, whereas Hayden has committed himself until 2026. Specifically, it is the latter’s new deal that has got supporters talking with delight.
The Arsenal academy graduate has made no secret of his desire to leave Tyneside in the past. It was nothing personal towards the club, however.
Hayden opened up about his family issues, and how he felt sadness at seeing his young daughter having to make lengthy trips up north to visit him. The 25-year-old handed in a transfer request, and said that he would not be changing his mind on the matter.
However, something seems to have altered the situation. The Englishman has become a key cog under Steve Bruce, making 26 Premier League starts last season.
Despite such difficult personal issues, it is admirable to see the midfielder act so professionally both on and off the pitch. He has never let his head drop or allowed his focus to go astray, and he is being rewarded for his excellent commitment.
Let’s see what the Toon Army are saying about the news…
Newcastle fans delighted with Isaac Hayden’s contract renewal
Great news! Hayden has been a rock for us, glad to hear he’s staying
— Joe Patterson (@JoeRPatterson) September 11, 2020
Hayden on a 6 year contract is the best bit of business this window 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Barrie Shilling (@fatgeordiemessi) September 11, 2020
Glad to see Hayden wants to stay etc, brilliant player in my opinion. Actually looking forward to this season, Bruce has made some decent signings and the fan base seems to be more positive these days even if the takeover went down the toilet
— Rob Carter (@NUFC_Carter) September 11, 2020
Hayden – great news. So underrated
— Matt Upton (@mattjupton) September 11, 2020
Great news, Isaac is a beast 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
— JamboMalumbo (@JamboMalumbo) September 11, 2020
Hayden is the model professional. Got his head down didn’t moan and changed his mindset from wanting to leave to getting offered a new contract and signing it. Very rare in the modern game
— Garwain (@Garwain) September 11, 2020
Buzzing with hayden signing he’s done nothing but improve
— chez (@Chez261984) September 11, 2020
Hayden signing is excellent news. Top player in my opinion
— Chris Wallace (@mivwallace) September 11, 2020