Newcastle United star joins Bruno Guimaraes in signing new contract at St James’ Park

Dan Burn becomes the second Newcastle United player to sign a new contract this month.

Geordie defender Dan Burn has signed a new contract at Newcastle United - keeping him at St James’ Park until 2025.

As reported by NewcastleWorld in July, the Magpies had opened talks with the Blyth-born player over improved terms to reflect his important standing in the squad.

Not only has Burn been a regular in the starting XI since joining from Brighton and Hove Albion in January 2022 but his leadership behind the scenes has proved invaluable.

Within six months of joining, he was promoted into the ‘leadership group’ - also featuring Jamaal Lascelles, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson - after helping keep United in the Premier League.

Last season, the 31-year-old moved from central defence to left-back and played every league game in a backline that recorded the joint-best defensive record in the division as well as secure Champions League football.

Despite the arrival of left-back Lewis Hall from Chelsea and continued competitive from Matt Targett, Burn has retained his spot in the starting XI and last week scored in Newcastle’s memorable 4-1 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

On his new deal, Burn said: “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.”

Newcastle United head coach 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.”

Burn becomes the second Newcastle player to sign a new contract this month after Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes extended his stay until 2028.