Why Aiese Koetsema is a keeper’s dream fit for Newcastle
Newcastle are delighted to announce that the goalkeeper has signed a two-year contract extension, with a new deal set to begin on Saturday.
Newcastle United have confirmed that Aiesee Koetmea has signed an extension to his current deal, which runs until 2020.
The 27-year-old has become a familiar face on St James’ Park as a part of the United squad since signing from Feyenoord in the summer of 2016.
He has also represented the Netherlands in a number of senior international tournaments, with the Dutchmen reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2018.
Koetsemea made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, making over 30 starts.
He was the club’s third choice keeper in the last two seasons and was named the best goalkeeper in the Premier League last term.
A year ago, Koetsemmea won the Premier Bridge and the Super League for the second successive season and made 39 appearances in total, including a start at Wembley.
The Dutchman has also scored three goals in seven appearances for the Magpies this season, including the winner in the 1-0 win over Southampton.
Koetsiememea will be the fourth Newcastle goalkeeper to extend his stay at the club after Sam Allardyce, Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew, who all signed extensions in the same window last year.
The Magpieds’ squad also boasts a number who are ready to move on after the departure of Steven Taylor and James McClean, but Koetje will be one of the first to do so.
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