Carroll signs five-year deal

Andy Carroll celebrates after making it 3-0 to the Magpies
Image: Carroll: Pens new terms

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has committed his future to the club by signing a new five-year contract.

Magpies ace agrees long-term contract

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has committed his future to the club by signing a new five-year contract. The 21-year-old forward made a blistering start to the season for the Magpies and was recently linked with a call-up to the England squad. Carroll is regarded as one of the game's hottest prospects and proved his worth earlier in the campaign when he netted an impressive hat-trick against Aston Villa in the Premier League, and he has now penned a deal until 2015. The England Under-21 international, who has progressed through the ranks at St James' Park, admits he is delighted to have signed a new contract with his boyhood club. "All I have ever wanted to do was to play for Newcastle United," he told the club's official website. "That's been the case since I was a teenager, playing for the juniors and reserves, and it's still the same now. "Every time I put on the black and white, even more so now that I have the number nine on my back, it means the world to me so to be able to do that for at least the next five years is brilliant." Carroll, who had a spell on loan at Preston during the 2007/08 campaign, has scored four goals in seven top-flight appearances for the Magpies this term and is expected to go from strength to strength. Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias added: "We're dedicated to bringing exciting young players through our youth academy to play for the club. "Andy Carroll certainly fits that bill, having graduated through the ranks here, and we're extremely pleased to have agreed with him a new long-term deal. "Players like Andy are the future of this club and we have spent a long time putting together a deal that is right for both him and Newcastle United."

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