Jonjo Shelvey & Matt Ritchie Commit to Newcastle With New Contracts Until 2023

Newcastle United have agreed new contracts with senior pair Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie, with both players committing their respective futures to the Magpies until 2023.

Shelvey and Richie joined Newcastle in 2016 and have made 269 appearances for the club between them, scoring a combined 35 goals. Both players have been crucial in re-establishing Newcastle in the Premier League after playing important roles in the 2016/17 promotion campaign.

“It feels like a home,” Shelvey, formerly of Liverpool and Swansea, told NUFC TV.

“The people here, ever since I came to the club, have made me feel so welcome. I’ve had some good times and some bad times here, but it’s mainly good and it’s just an enjoyable place to come in and work, and the city in general has been really good for me.”

Commenting on his new deal, Ritchie told NUFC TV, “It’s obviously something that I wanted. Since I came to the club, it’s been a successful period and one that I want to continue being involved in. Hopefully I can be part of the future.

“When you sign at a club, you want to go there and make an impact and if you can be part of that club moving forward for a long time, it’s something that is nice.

Matt Ritchie

“I moved around in my younger years on loan but to come somewhere and get settled and be part of the progress of the football club is great.”

Despite reservations about Steve Bruce’s managerial appointment in summer, Newcastle have kept their head above water in the Premier League this season and have made refreshing progress in the FA Cup in pursuit of a first major trophy since the 1969 Inter Cities Fairs Cup.

Victory over West Brom in the fifth round of the competition this week saw the club reach the quarter finals for the first time since 2005/06 – when Alan Shearer was still playing!

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Source : 90min