As Newcastle United fans will be keenly aware, yesterday morning club captain Jamaal Lascelles signed a new six-year deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024.
With 112 appearances to his name following his arrival from Nottingham Forest back in 2014 – he was loaned back originally – the 24-year-old is a key part of the team and was a huge reason behind our Championship promotion the other year as we returned to the Premier League.
Whilst plenty of fans were certainly welcoming of the news, as the day went on there plenty of other reactions from fans on social media.
Some stated it was a good start and manager Rafa Benitez needed to be next in being tied down to a fresh deal, whereas others focused more in on Lascelles interview after the news was announced where he spoke highly of owner Mike Ashley and how he wanted the fans to get behind the team and cease their criticism.
An extra year?? With some extra ££ to say nice things perhaps?? The PR nonsense at #nufc is a joke, we can see right thru it.
— K7B1 (@kevba1971) November 1, 2018
“Jamaal if you can say that Mike is a nice guy and tell them not to boycott we will give you a nice new contract and they will listen to you” … “ok that’s no problem”
Joke of a club from top to bottom! #ashleyout #boycott
— Gary Smith (@geordiegaz83) November 1, 2018
Congrats on the new release clause
— amit deshpande (@_amit008) November 1, 2018
In a nutshell this new deal means we can ask for best part of 50 mill plus and he will get sold.
— Sam (@samyboy88) November 1, 2018
A relegation clause is 100% the reason for this contract. His previous one wouldn’t have had one, but this one certainly will
— NUFC_UPDATE (@NUFC_UPDATE) November 1, 2018
No no, it's fine. When we tie people we've had since they were relatively young to a big contract they never get sold straight away. Just look at Andy Carro…………oh
— Andrew Neill (@andrewsneill) November 1, 2018
Breaking news Jamaal Lascelles signs blank piece of A4 paper
— Lewis Thompson (@LewisThompsonn) November 1, 2018
Great news, now get Rafa to sign on and give the man a reasonable budget for transfers.
— Dan Graham (@iamdaniel_) November 1, 2018
Now on too you Gaffer ????✍????⚫️⚪️ #Nufc
— Rich Miller ⚫️Nufc⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) November 1, 2018
Hope you can sign too… Rafa.. ????????????
— Kang (@chaser_kang) November 1, 2018