PIF mean business: Newcastle United confirm fantastic star departure at the end of season

Newcastle United’s academy product Paul Dummett’s Toon experience will finish at the end of this season.

According to journalist Joel Bland, Paul Dummett will depart Newcastle in the summer after accepting a wage cut to stay with the club for another season. However, with minimal playing time this season, the 32-year-old will leave the club he’s been with since he was a kid.

Paul Dummett, who mostly plays as a left-back, has made 209 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions, scoring four goals and assisting once. Later in his career, Dummett moved across to centre-back, which seems to fit him better.


Paul Dummett was an international football player.
Geordie Dummett qualified to play for Wales through his Welsh grandfather, and he appeared four times for the Red Dragons at Under-21 level and five times for the senior team.
Bland claims that Dummett will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season, implying that the decision has been removed from the player’s control.

Dummett has been an excellent servant to the club, but when you consider that those 209 appearances came over a 14-year span, you appreciate how rarely he has actually been used throughout that time. As much as he loves the club, and Eddie Howe enjoyed having the local lads in the dressing room, he is essentially wasting the club’s money.

Eddie Howe is finally being ruthless rather than sentimental
If Newcastle are to progress along their path to breaking into that gated “big six” then Howe needs to start being more ruthless and letting players go who are just taking up squad space without really contributing anything.

We currently have too many players on the books who simply aren’t good enough for where we are aiming to be and paying their wages is adding more pressure to the already tight FFP restrictions.

As sad as it will be to see Dummy go, it’s a necessary evil. To be fair, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if he made his way back to the club in a coaching capacity or some other staff role much like Shola Ameobi did.

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