English Premiership

Newcastle pair Shelvey and Ritchie sign new contracts

2020-03-06 12:08
Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey (Getty Images)

Newcastle United duo Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie have both signed new three-year contracts with the Premier League club.

The Magpies have announced midfielder Shelvey, 28, and winger Ritchie, 30, will remain at St. James' Park until the summer of 2023.

Shelvey told NUFC TV: "It feels like a home. 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."

Ritchie added: "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."

Shelvey, Newcastle's leading scorer in the Premier League this season with five goals, has made 130 appearances for the club in all competitions since joining from Swansea for a reported fee of £12 million in January 2016.

He has made six senior appearances for England after making his debut against San Marino in October 2012.

Scotland winger Ritchie also signed for the Magpies for a reported £12 million, in the summer of 2016, and has scored 22 goals in 139 appearances in all competitions.

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