According to The Daily and Sunday Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards, Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden could remain at the club despite earlier expressing interest to leave this summer.
So doesn’t look like my holiday has officially started yet so on top of revealing Joelintino signing last week it’s worth me passing on news that it looks like Isaac Hayden will be staying at #nufc
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) July 23, 2019
However, it seems Hayden has made a U-turn and is now set to remain at Newcastle going forward.
The former Arsenal midfielder has been with the Magpies since 2016 and has established himself as one of their key players after featuring in 84 league games since arriving.
Hayden was brilliant for the Toons last term, especially in the second-half of the campaign, and a lot of fans are happy with the potential of him staying behind.
Here is how some of them reacted to the reports on Twitter:
Happily luke or with massive frustration?
— Matthaus (@GeordieDubravka) July 23, 2019
Change of personal circumstances or no acceptable offers?
— Mark (@Mark74NUFC) July 23, 2019
Has Hayden’s circumstances changed or are the club being negligent towards him?
— Dean Craze (@toonlad9) July 23, 2019
He just got a new house so looks like he is staying
— DavidBaty-81 (@vomero81) July 23, 2019
Based on his application and last season performance I am happy with that. Too many players to bring in for other positions.
— Marc Teesdale (@Marct009) July 23, 2019
If this is because he wants to stay then excellent news, however if he still wants to go then we should let him. I wonder if keeping him is a sign Longstaff is away? I hope not but it’s certainly possible.
— bigrobnufc (@bigrobnufc) July 23, 2019
Like a new signing. Great news though
— Paul Karter (@peekeekay) July 23, 2019
Why not? Hayden – Longstaff combo is the best option we have.
— Mark ⚫️⚪️ (@MarkMazzocchi) July 23, 2019
Great news!! ??
— Josh (@JoshParker3) July 23, 2019
Hayden staying behind will be a huge boost for boss Steve Bruce, and Newcastle could do with such a quality player given their lack of options in the middle of the park.