The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a big summer. Indeed, while life under Mike Ashley during transfer windows has never proven an easy process, our punters clad in black and white would love to see Rafa Benitez backed when it comes to buying players.
Still, as much as our resident Geordies are eager for new arrivals, keeping the key men who helped ensure a solid showing in the Premier League this time around is undoubtedly equally as crucial. One of them, a certain Jamaal Lascelles, has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool, so the Newcastle fans propping up our bar are praying he stays.
With that in mind, you can imagine the reaction of fans online following his message to supporters on Twitter. The former Nottingham Forest man was awarded the club’s Player of the Season award and took to social media to thank everyone involved in helping him get there.
It’s an honour to be awarded player of the year. Thanks to the players, gaffa, supporters, staff and my family for helping me achieve this. Loved every minute of last season.
— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) May 23, 2018
So, having said that, here’s a look at what Toon fans said in reaction to Lascelles’ message.
Don’t ever leave us!!
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) May 23, 2018
You stay at the toon for years and you will be a legend!!! You will be captain of England as well. Win something and you will be immortalised forever!! Good luck for next season
— john spry (@sprydaman) May 23, 2018
Well deserved praying you stay at our club and become a legend you are on the right path..we love yah here at the toon.
— Steven Noble (@stevennobleNE) May 23, 2018
You deserved it more than you will ever know. Top prize for a top man.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) May 23, 2018
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Fully deserved brilliant season the teams leader on and off pitch could be there for years to come need to keep rafa and yourself at club and build from there
— Dave (@shields_dave) May 24, 2018
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