Kevin Nolan set to sign Newcastle contract extension

Newcastle captain ready to put an end to speculation over his future by penning new deal with Magpies

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan is on the verge of signing a contract extension at St James’ Park.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who has scored 12 Premier League goals since Newcastle’s return to the top flight, has revealed he is ready to put an end to speculation over his future and extend his stay with the Magpies.

“Negotiations are at an advanced stage,” Nolan, who joined Newcastle from Bolton Wanderers in 2009, told the Evening Chronicle. “Most things have been agreed and I would think I will sign next week or the week after.

“The gaffer and the board have been great about it. It’s almost done and dusted. I want the whole thing over and done with because, until I sign, everyone is going to be asking me about it.”

With Newcastle currently occupying 11th place in the league table, a comfortable seven points above the relegation zone, Nolan is keen to help the Magpies challenge for silverware in seasons to come.

“We have made so much progress since relegation,” Nolan continued. “We need to keep important players and sign more, which is what the gaffer intends to do.

“I am desperate to bring success to St James’ Park. I watched Newcastle in their two FA Cup finals at the end of the 90s and the fans deserved at least one of those to end in victory.”

He added: “We know we can bring back the good days and go one better by winning a trophy. That is my dream, for it to happen in my time.”

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