Newcastle have confirmed that midfielder Elliot Anderson has agreed a new long-term contract with the club.
The 19-year-old Whitley Bay came through the club’s youth system and became part of Eddie Howe’s first team this season.
After starring on loan at Bristol Rovers last season, he returned in the summer and impressed Howe and his coach.
90 minutes understand that Newcastle He turned down more than half a dozen offers to take Anderson on loan this summer, with Howe insisting he wanted to stay.
Upon signing his new contract, Anderson told the club’s website: “I’m really happy. I love playing for Newcastle UnitedAnd dedicating my future to the club is something I really wanted to do.
“My goal was to go back to pre-season to work hard and have the chance to stay. I really enjoyed being with the first team group, so I hope to continue to improve and contribute to the team.”
Howe added, “We are all pleased with Elliot’s development. He is a natural talent, but he also has an excellent work ethic and always wants to learn.”
“I know our fans will be especially happy to see another local boy coming from the academy to the first team. Elliott has been given this opportunity, and he has set a great example for our young players.
“He is only at the beginning of his journey at this level but he has a very exciting future ahead of him and we are delighted that his journey will continue here.”