Newcastle United defender Dan Burn has officially extended his contract with the club until June 2025.
The 31-year-old initially arrived at St James’ Park from Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2021 and has become a key figure in the Magpies’ defence, making 70 appearances for the club.
Burn’s efforts at the back were pivotal in securing the Champions League spot last season, as they boasted the joint-best defensive record in the PL.
However, Burn’s contributions extend beyond his on-field performances.
His leadership qualities have made him an invaluable asset for the team, leading to his inclusion in the ‘leadership group’ alongside Jamaal Lascelles, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson.
Despite the competition from new arrival Lewis Hall and continued competition from Matt Targett, Burn has successfully held his position in the starting line-up.
He bagged a memorable Champions League goal against Paris Saint-Germain in a spectacular 4-1 victory.
Burn said (via Newcastle’s official website): “It means everything to me to play for this club and to sign a new contract.
“I said when I signed that I didn’t want this to be just a ‘stop-gap’ signing to keep us up – I wanted to be here for a long time.
“So personally, it feels even more of an achievement signing this one than it was actually signing here in the first place. I’m delighted and looking forward to the next couple of seasons.”
Howe added: “Dan is a leader on and off the pitch, so we are delighted he has extended his stay with us.
“He is a key part of our squad and has played a huge role in our progress since his arrival.
“He knows exactly what it means to represent this great club and is hungry to succeed, and that can only help the team and the club going forward.”
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