Federico Fernandez has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season.

However, he might not be a Magpie for much longer.

The centre-back’s contract expires this summer, and Keith Downie has provided a rather worrying update about his future.

The Sky Sports reporter spoke to Fernandez and Miguel Almiron, with the former admitting he is yet to hold contract talks with the club.

Fernandez joined Newcastle in 2018, and has proven to be an excellent acquisition.

However, his age might see his Magpies career come to an end this summer.

Newcastle rarely hand out new deals to ageing players, with Fernandez turning 31 last week.

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But his age should be irrelevant. The Argentine has been sensational this season, and a lot more impressive than some of his teammates.

That likely won’t matter though.

 

If Newcastle do plan to keep him, they’re leaving it late. Clubs in Europe can already approach Fernandez, and they would be getting one hell of a player.

Newcastle’s loss will be someone else’s gain. But as long as Mike Ashley calls the shots, players like Fernandez will be judged on their age rather than their ability.

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