The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in The Mirror that claims Everton have joined both Tottenham and Chelsea in the hunt for their club’s centre-back, Jamaal Lascelles. The Magpies skipper has been in great form this season and has been of the main reasons that the club has managed to reach the top-half of the table in the current campaign.
Everton are lining up a £25million move for Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles. The 24-year-old, who has also been watched by Chelsea and Tottenham, is tied to Newcastle until 2023 after signing a new six-year deal in October. [Mirror] #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 11, 2018
Whilst there’s no doubting Lascelles’ ability, the Newcastle fans believe they can hold off interest from the top clubs to keep their loyal captain at St James Park. The 24-year-old could be given a shock call-up to the World Cup squad in around a months time and it would be fully deserved on merit, given the payer’s incredible form holding up Newcastle’s backline alongside Florian Lejeune.
Chelsea and Tottenham have been in for the centre-back, who has a contract at Newcastle until 2023 for a number of months. Although now Sam Allardyce’s Everton have entered the fray and could be set to splash out £25 million for the services of the defender, similar to the way Ronald Koeman opened up the Toffee’s chequebook to bring in Burnley’s Michael Keane for a very large fee.
You can read our local Geordies’ verdict on Everton’s Lascelles’ interest:
How much did they pay for Keane?
25 million for Lascelles is no where near enough to be talked about nevermind considered.
— 37% battery (@40_40vision) May 11, 2018
jog on lads, long as we have Rafa we not losing anyone he wants to keep hold of!!
— Daniel K Gillings (@dan54gillings) 11 May 2018
Double that why would he leave us for them . If rafa here he wont be leaving simple #nufc
— toon travel 2 (@RuzMark) May 11, 2018
— Just Tom (@JustTomOriginal) 11 May 2018
Why would he move from Rafa to be coached by big head Sam?
— Mick Parry (@MickP1964) May 11, 2018
— Carl Greener (@carl_greener) 11 May 2018
Which bit of him are they after for £25m?
— the roamin magpie (@theroaminmagpie) May 11, 2018
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Which leg do they want for 25 million
— Andrew (@afinley406) May 11, 2018