Newcastle’s in-form captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year contract that will keep him at St James’ Park until 2023 – and Magpies fans are delighted with the news.
It comes after a string of brilliant performances that have helped boost Newcastle up to ninth in the Premier League and just three points off the top four.
The news was announced on the official Newcastle Twitter page on Friday afternoon.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2017
Lascelles joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2014 for £4.5million before being loaned straight back for the season.
Since then he’s made 75 appearances for the club including 43 in the Championship last season where he helped push them to to the title.
He’s been excellent in the Premier League, with two match-defining goals on top of his solid performances at the back.
Newcastle fans are understandable delighted with the news and took to Twitter to congratulate their captain.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of their best tweets.
— Kieran ???? (@kkelso9800) October 6, 2017
— Simon Logan (@_SimonLogan) October 6, 2017
— Dell (@agbnufc) October 6, 2017
OMG WHAT A DAY OMG LOVE IT LOVE YOU ALL TOON TOON
— Carla Devine (@CarlaDevine1) October 6, 2017
Oh my GOD, Absoluty good news
— Markel Garzón (@markelgg_) October 6, 2017
Well deserved big lad ????????
— Sean Mitchell (@SeanMitchell91) October 6, 2017
Well that’s some good news. Still young and always willing to learn – can only get better. ??????????Jamaal
— trevor shanahan (@trevshan14) October 6, 2017
Happy Day. Glad to have the Captain for the next several years ????????
— mckeeom (@ohio_toon) October 6, 2017
— Amy Long (@0225ab90499346f) October 6, 2017
Great news! Hopefully he will stay here for years!
— Anthony (@Anthony__N__) October 6, 2017
— José (@joedodger17) October 6, 2017