Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping they can keep hold of a number of their players in the summer should they be able to retain their Premier League status.
The Magpies are easing fears of relegation steadily as they put together a solid run when it matters, having been beaten just twice in ten league games in 2018. Matt Ritchie, Martin Dubravka and Jamaal Lascelles have all been performing impressively, which has attracted some unwanted attention.
Locals will be fearing the worst during the summer, especially with reports coming out that their captain is attracting interest from some of the Premier League’s heavyweights. The Telegraph is claiming that Tottenham Hotspur are keen on the centre-back as they will need to find a replacement for Toby Alderweireld.
Lascelles has been crucial for the Magpies survival efforts, making a number of crucial tackles whilst also contributing at the other end and scoring priceless goals, calling for many in the Tavern for him to be selected in the England squad.
Newcastle fans in the Tavern will be hoping Rafa Benitez can do everything to keep the lynchpin at St James’ Park and build around him for the future. However, with money tight and the interest surrounding Lascelles from Spurs, the locals are bracing themselves in case an offer too good for the club is made that cannot be turned down.
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