Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll has signed a new five-year contract, the club have confirmed.
Carroll, who has scored four Premier League goals so far this season, is a product of the youth academy and has committed himself to the St James' Park outfit until 2015.
"All I have ever wanted to do is play for Newcastle United. That's been the case since I was a teenager, playing for the juniors and reserves, and it's still the same now,'' Carroll told Newcastle's website.
"Every time I pull on the black and white shirt - and even more so now that I have 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," added the England Under-21 international.