Newcastle have some incredible players within their ranks. Though he’s been inconsistent this year, Kenedy is arguably the most talented player at the club, whilst others like Jonjo Shelvey also possess incredible talent. However, in terms of raw importance to the team, they don’t come more significant than Jamaal Lascelles.
The Newcastle captain, Lascelles regularly comes through with excellent performances and is always the leader on the pitch, commanding his teammates to do better and to do more. It’s a worry, then, that Newcastle supporters appear to be fearing that the defender could leave.
We recently asked Newcastle fans if they fear Lascelles quitting the club, and in response, 67% of those polled said yes. Conversely, just 33% of fans voted to the contrary.
This comes amidst a backdrop of concern at Newcastle, with Lascelles apparently involved in a bust-up at Newcastle last week with Matt Ritchie. Though that issue is apparently sorted, it also comes not long after an incident with Rafael Benitez, too.
Perhaps, then, fans are fearing that further issues could exasperate any problems and give him an uncertain future, whilst his quality and form will undoubtedly attract suitors over the coming months and years.
He’s very committed to Newcastle, as his passion shows, and that undoubtedly will comfort many fans, but a majority of Newcastle supporters appear to be fearing the worst, nonetheless.
Newcastle fans – thoughts?
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