Bellamy’s new deal done?

Last updated : 04 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

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The Journal quotes the journalist’s imaginary friend, ‘a source close to the club’, as saying: "Both parties are pleased to have completed negotiations. Craig has been a major factor in the success of Newcastle United over the last 18 months and fully deserves his new deal.

"Craig is pleased to be able to put to rest any rumours regarding his future at St James's Park and is looking forward to helping Newcastle to future success. It is a deal which bodes well for the future and shows the ambition we have here.

"Craig is seen as one of the key players in the manager's hopes to bring home some silverware. He and Kieron Dyer have now both signed extended deals, while fellow exciting youngsters Titus Bramble, Jermaine Jenas and Hugo Viana are also on long-term contracts."

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