Newcastle United reach 'verbal agreement' with player Eddie Howe loves - contract until 2029

Newcastle United have reached a verbal agreement, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Newcastle United star Joelinton is set to extend his contract at St James’ Park until the summer of 2029.

United boss Eddie Howe admitted earlier this year it is a “possibility” Joelinton could be sold this summer if a new deal isn’t agreed. The six-year contract he signed when joining from Hoffenheim for a then club-record £40million transfer in 2019 is due to expire in 2025.

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But as broken by the Daily Telegraph, the Magpies are likely to avoid such scenario. Talks between Newcastle’s hierarchy and Joelinton have progressed well in recent weeks over a deal that will see the Brazilian become one of the club’s highest earners alongside countryman Bruno Guimaraes.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano now claims a verbal agreement is in place. Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Romano said: “Joelinton’s new contract at Newcastle will be valid for the next four years, verbal agreement confirmed.

“Final details being sorted and then it will be signed, huge move for NUFC. Joelinton, considered crucial by Eddie Howe.”

Howe previously stated Joelinton’s contract situation was an “absolutely priority” and that he was “desperate” to keep the 27-year-old.

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“That’s always been in my mind as an absolute priority to try and get him to stay at the club long-term," said Howe. "I see that as hugely important.

“We’re still trying from the club’s side. We’re desperate to keep him, we know his qualities and what he brings, but I don’t think there has been a major update or any major change to the situation.

"I don’t know if we’re looking to make a statement, we’re just looking to try and keep a very good player at the football club for everyone’s benefit.

"He always plays with a massive heart, commitment so we’d love to keep him long-term. I feel I have a very good relationship with him, I feel we’ve built up a trust between us. Personally, I’d love to see that."

Joelinton has been sidelined since January after undergoing thigh surgery but is pushing to return before the end of the campaign as Newcastle challenge the European qualification spots.

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