Newcastle United strike deal with Champions League record-breaker on long-term contract

Newcastle United midfielder Lewis Miley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Lewis Miley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Lewis Miley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United have tied the exciting midfielder down to a new contract.

Teenage sensation Lewis Miley has signed a new long-term contract with Newcastle United.

The 17-year-old became the Magpies' youngest-ever Premier League debutant when he was introduced as a second-half substitute away to Chelsea on the final day of last season.

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From then on, Miley has gone from strength to strength, first impressing at the Premier League Summer Series in the United States before making his first competitive start against Manchester City in September's Carabao Cup win.

Lewis Miley of Newcastle United (R) celebrates with teammate Bruno Guimaraes after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham FC at St. James Park on December 16, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Lewis Miley of Newcastle United (R) celebrates with teammate Bruno Guimaraes after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham FC at St. James Park on December 16, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Lewis Miley of Newcastle United (R) celebrates with teammate Bruno Guimaraes after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham FC at St. James Park on December 16, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Miley has appeared 17 times campaign, 13 of which have been starts, and made Champions League history by becoming the youngest player to record an assist for an English side in the competition. That was when he set up Joelinton's opener against AC Milan in December.

The midfielder is also Newcastle's youngest-ever goalscorer and assist maker in the Premier League. He netted his first senior goal in the win versus Fulham in November and set up Alexander Isak when United beat Chelsea 4-1 last month.

"It's a really proud moment for me and my family to sign another professional contract with my boyhood club," said Miley on his new deal. "I couldn't be prouder Hopefully I can continue to do well over the next few years, and I can keep improving my performance and getting better as a player.

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"It's a real joy playing in front of the fans, especially to hear them chanting my name. Their support means so much to me and my family, and I'm looking forward to the future."

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe added: "Lewis is an exceptional young talent and has all the attributes to be a huge part of Newcastle United's journey, both now and for many years to come.

"He has already contributed to the team with excellent performances in very challenging circumstances this season, and we are very excited about what is to come as he continues to develop his game and grow with us.

"I'd like to acknowledge the role of the club's academy in Lewis' development. He is a shining example of the club's talent pathway and he can hopefully inspire our younger players to follow in his footsteps."

Due to injuries in the midfield area, Miley is expected to retain his place in the starting XI when Newcastle visit Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

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