Ciaran Clark is reportedly on the verge of signing a fresh contract with Newcastle United – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have responded with huge positivity to the speculation.
The Telegraph claims that the Irish defender is “close” to agreeing a new deal and extending his stay on Tyneside.
It is explained that Crystal Palace have been interested in trying to sign the centre-back, but it looks like he will be remaining at St James’ Park.
Clark, 31, is entering the final six months of his contract with the Magpies and has been with them since 2016.
He’s now expected to commit his future and he’s an important figure for Steve Bruce’s XI.
The centre-half is so often a rock in the defence for Newcastle, albeit his time with them has been plagued by injury problems.
He is now on a run though of nine consecutive starts in the Premier League and is a senior defender that brings some authority to the backline.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media feel that the decision to keep Clark beyond this season is a smart move.
The report around Clark’s future come at a time where there is real pressure with the Toon, after they lost to bottom of the table Sheffield United on Tuesday in the Premier League.
Here are some Newcastle fans discussing Clark:
Apart from the error against Arsenal he has been our best defender since coming back into the side. I think he could probably do better for himself.
— Steven Brown (@Steve_Brown86) January 13, 2021
Sensible move definitely one of our better players.
— Dean Woods (@wuds100) January 13, 2021
This is a very good move, will be like a new signing for next season in the Championship.
— Adam West (@adamswest_) January 13, 2021
When fit has always been one of our best players, makes the odd mistake but who doesn't.
— Lassa Blanc (@lassablanc) January 13, 2021
finally some good news
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) January 13, 2021
Give him the armband
Leave Lascelles on the bench https://t.co/YlvKTjmcFG
— Rob (@Rob844884) January 13, 2021
Yes thanks 😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/5kofsScZcu
— The McCoyster (@McCoy_NUFC) January 13, 2021