Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are worried about the futures of some of their stars, as the possibility of relegation has players looking elsewhere.
Indeed, St James’ Park has been a frustrating place for many of our local residents so far this season, as there’s been many hostile crowds rammed through the turnstile gates. Although, it’s the transfer window business that seems to be getting them down, with January being a perfect example of the problems the club currently face. And, it appears that it’s not set to get any easier in the summer, as according to reports in the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United are in a vulnerable position when it comes to defender Jamaal Lascelles.
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It’s no secret that the Englishman is one of the most respected players at the club, as very much a prized possession on Tyneside. Although, Chelsea’s long-standing interest in the defender continues to cause havoc at St James’ Park, with the club being very cautious when it comes to links concerning the 24-year-old. And, their troubles don’t stop there in terms of Lascelle’s future at the club, as Liverpool and Everton are also believed to have taken a look, while Arsenal have had him on their radar since he was a youngster.
But, it’s the player’s current wage that could cause for complications in the near future, as he’s still nowhere near the highest earner at the club on £35,000 per week. Indeed, something that could quite possibly cause for his agent to weigh up potential offers from elsewhere, with Newcastle’s generosity not matching up to the efforts of the captain.
The defender is undoubtedly the most treasured player that the club, as the leader and captain of a spirited Newcastle United side. Although, the interest that’s filtering in from surrounding Premier League clubs could prove threatening, with his current wage making his agent weigh up offers from elsewhere. So, the Magpies must do everything they can to keep the Englishman at the club for the future, as his departure could spell for troubling times at St James’ Park.
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