Newcastle United won’t want a repeat of the last campaign as they flirted with the possibility of relegation and struggled to ensure consistency.
Indeed, the Magpies have struggled to complete the business that supporters have been crying out for so far this transfer window, as they are yet to really splash the cash on a player with proven quality. And, it looks as if things are about to take a turn for the worse, as according to the Sun, Leicester City are planning a £35 million offer for Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Worryingly, the Foxes are preparing a £35 million bid for Newcastle United’s star man Jamaal Lascelles.
The Englishman was voted the Magpies’ Player of the Year and he is being eyed up as the perfect replacement for Harry Maguire, who is attracting interest from Manchester United.
Of course, losing Lascelles could prove very costly for Newcastle and could condemn them to another relegation fight in the next campaign, as he was the one player that could always ensure consistency at the heart of the defence.
The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the best defenders in the whole of English football, so Newcastle would be gutted to see him go this summer.
Indeed, the Magpies have only managed to bring in a relegated player and a defender so far this summer, so it’s fair to say that there’s still plenty of improvements to be had in what has been a frustrating transfer window.
Newcastle are believed to have a agreed a fee for Yoshinori Muto, but even this piece of business can be seen as a risk.
Therefore, losing their club captain would be devastating for the club and supporters, with a replacement almost impossible to find.