Hayden's long-term future at St James' Park has been the subject on speculation in recent days, with a report earlier this week suggesting the 26-year-old could be used as a makeweight in a deal for Watford star Will Hughes.
But celebrating five years with the club, Hayden posted to social media today: "5 Years today defending the @nufc badge. What a journey it's been, wouldn't have changed it for the world.
"Looking forward to the season ahead. #NUFC "
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