Fri 13 Oct 2023, 16:31 · Ash Harrison

‘Powerful’ 31-year-old signs new deal at Newcastle keeping him at the club until 2025

‘Powerful’ 31-year-old signs new deal at Newcastle keeping him at the club until 2025
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Dan Burn has become the latest player to commit his future to Newcastle United after signing a one-year extension to his current deal which will keep him at St James' Park until 2025.

The Blyth-born defender is living his dream representing his boyhood club, something he never thought would happen when the takeover was announced.

When the PIF took over Newcastle United two years ago, Dan Burn was at Brighton and celebrating the takeover like a fan, but he also thought that his shot at playing for the club he supported as a boy had definitely gone.

After becoming "the richest club in the world" Burn, like many people, was expecting to see big-name stars flocking to the Cathedral On The Hill as the PIF flash the cash. However, as we all know, that's not how it went down and Dan Burn was one of the first recruits through the door under the new regime.

Led by Eddie Howe, Newcastle have adopted a slow and steady approach to the transfer market, bringing in quality players on the cheap - relatively cheap anyway.

Big Dan Burn was brought in as a centre-back with Matt Targett following to fill the left-back role. Both were outstanding in the half season that followed their arrival and their efforts contributed to the greatest turn-around the Premier League had seen.

The following season, Targett picked up an injury early on and Dan Burn deputised at left-back with Sven Botman being thrust into first-team action. Since then, Burn as made the left-back spot his own.

Now just two years after he thought his dream had gone, Burn has represented his boyhood club at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final and in the Champions League where he even managed to score a 'powerful' header against Paris Saint-Germain.

I dare say he took no convincing to sign up for another year. After signing, Burn spoke to

"It means everything to me to play for this club and to sign a new contract. I said when I signed that I didn't want this to be just a 'stop-gap' signing to keep us up - I wanted to be here for a long time.

"So personally it feels even more of an achievement signing this one than it was actually signing here in the first place. I'm delighted and looking forward to the next couple of seasons."

While Eddie Howe added:

"Dan is a leader on and off the pitch so we are delighted he has extended his stay with us.

"He is a key part of our squad and has played a huge role in our progress since his arrival.

"He knows exactly what it means to represent this great club and is hungry to succeed, and that can only help the team and the club going forward."