Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez has confirmed he would like to hold contract talks over extending his stay at St James’ Park – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have responded by urging him to commit his future.
The Argentine enforcer has claimed that he would like to stay with the Magpies, despite the fact he’s yet to have discussions over a new deal and his current one expires at the end of the season.
He’s enjoying a great run of games in Steve Bruce’s side right now and is a colossus in the defence that has played a big role in a decent run of results lately.
The centre-back has chipped in with a couple of goals to highlight his attacking threat, while he’s a consistent performer in the back three too and is even keeping Fabian Schar out of the team at present.
“Yes, it’s a great club,” Fernandez responded to the Shields Gazette when quizzed on if he wants to stay at Newcastle beyond the summer.
“Of course, we need to talk in January. We will see what the club think about it. We will sit at the table and see what the options are.
“I haven’t spoken yet. I focus on playing, on the team. It’s December, so we have time. I’m focused. When you play, play well, team plays well, everything is easier. We’ll see what’s going on in the next two months.”
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media feel it’s a no-brainer that Fernandez negotiates a new deal when he sits down for talks with the club’s board in January.
He appears to be thriving in defence under Bruce and his displays in recent months show he can play a big role still moving forward.
Here are some Newcastle fans on Fernandez:
We have to keep him
— Calum Nicholls (@CalumNicholls) December 11, 2019
big mistake if we let him and manquillo go.
— B 2.0 (@JMAG1892_2) December 11, 2019
So Charnley, what are you going to do about it?
Or are you too busy giving away free tickets 🙄
— Lucy (@dunelmcuths) December 11, 2019
This is surely a no brainier! Fernandez is brilliant!
— JJ Fletcher (@JJFletcher7) December 11, 2019
We all know how this ends
— Dave Rees (@johndavidrees) December 11, 2019
get it done.
— John Doyle (@Jdoyle67John) December 11, 2019
keep him for sure
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) December 11, 2019
— Rob Turnbull (@ITINTERACT2) December 11, 2019