There has not been much for those at Newcastle United to be able to celebrate so far this season, however, the club have released some news that will certainly be welcomed.
It is understood that the skipper has agreed to a new six-year deal, which will keep him under contract until June 2024, after he had originally signed to new terms last year.
The defender has played a key role for Newcastle since arriving in Tyneside, which included a number of impressive performances last season to help guide the club to a mid-table finish in their first season back in the Premier League.
A number of high-profile appeared to have taken note of his displays for the Toon Army and had been linked with potential moves for Lascelles, with West Ham United thought to have had an offer knocked back.
This is excellent news for Newcastle and Rafa Benitez as Lascelles has been a mainstay in the team and is vital to their efforts.
The defender, who was arguably unfortunate to not have gone to the World Cup with England this summer, will now be looking to kick on with their survival efforts as things have not gone to plan for the Magpies this season.
This new long-term deal will likely help them to fend off any possible interest there still is in the 24-year-old, as the St James’ Park outfit will have no pressure to sell him.
Benitez’s side sit at the bottom of the Premier League alongside Huddersfield Town without a win and will now be preparing to try and take something from their game with Watford on Saturday afternoon.
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