The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t happy with the news from The Sun that claims Marco Silva has made Jamaal Lascelles one of his targets for the summer and will be putting in a £30 million bid for the centre-back. This news comes as an insult to injury with Rafa Benitez in a stalemate with Mike Ashley over his future at St James Park.
— Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) June 4, 2018
Newcastle will need to keep their core squad intact and be coy in the transfer market if they are to improve on last season’s fantastic 10th place finish in the Premier League. The Magpies were successful in the January window, despite being strapped for cash, as they brought in Martin Dubravka, Kenedy and Islam Slimani, all on loan, with the latter being the only one who failed to make an impact at the club.
This summer the fans will be hoping that they can get Rafa tied down long-term, keep their best players from last season and start making moves for new players in the market, which is a big ask for Mike Ashley who’s used to pocketing a profit and letting the club rot in mediocrity. The Geordies can look at the summer as a success if Benitez is still in charge at the end of it ultimately, although keeping their captain, Jamaal Lascelles will also be crucial, despite interest from Everton, with Liverpool also tracking his progress.
You can read our local Magpies’ verdict on the future of their captain here:
Do you ever do anything other than Google #nufc player's names and then copy and paste stuff that other newspapers and media have found for themselves.
— JOHN LEWIS (@John_D_Lewis) June 4, 2018
50 million or no deal
— John Paul Nagle (@Nagser82) June 4, 2018
There is no chance rafa will sell 2 centre backs let alone 3 centre backs. Lascelles and leguene are going know where.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) June 4, 2018
— chris (@lownds9) 4 June 2018
Not for sale, not at any price!
— Niki (@Nikijosie) 4 June 2018
Typical Everton rumours, why would we sell for £30M when it would cost more to replace, and why would he want to move when he's already captain and playing in front of real fans
— Andy B (@AndyBtheatre) June 4, 2018
Well they might as well end that interest because he's not going anywhere. Everton no more attractive than us… even with Ashley!
— chetan chohan (@ChetanChohan7) June 4, 2018
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