Keeper Harper to leave Newcastle at end of season

Steve Harper confirmed that he is leaving Newcastle this summer.

Steve Harper confirmed that he is leaving Newcastle this summer.

The 38-year-old's current contract expires at the end of the season, and will not be signing a new one with the club he joined 20 years ago.

"It has been a privilege to be a professional at such a fantastic football club," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"If you had said to me as a raw kid from Seaham I'd be at the club for 20 years as a professional, I would have said you were mad.

"People describe the club as an emotional roller-coaster and it certainly has been. I've had some fantastic times here.

"There have been some difficult times as well, but I have enjoyed it all."

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