Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are feeling extremely confident as the season comes to a close, having produced a number of positive results in recent times.
The Magpies have looked like an established Premier League side in recent times as they’re beginning to hit their stride, with many of our local northerners now feeling excited about what the future may hold. And, it looks as if things are beginning to look up with the summer approaching, as according to the Chronicle Live, manager Rafa Benitez has made it clear that Jamaal Lascelles is an integral part of his future plans.
Jamaal Lascelles has been one of the Magpies’ standout performers in the current campaign as a real leader at the back, and will no doubt play a huge part in the club’s future if they can fend off any interest.
Unsurprisingly, the defender has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool already this season, but Benitez has other ideas as the Englishman is very much a part of his future plans.
Indeed, Benitez had this to say about Lascelles:
“Hopefully he can be here for 500 games or more. To be a leader on and off the pitch for a young player is great.”
Jamaal Lascelles has been a shining light in Rafa Benitez’s side so far this season and doesn’t look like slowing up anytime soon, as the Magpies will enjoy success in the future if they can manage to hold onto him. And, with Rafa Benitez dropping a hint about wanting him to rack up many more appearances at St James’ Park, perhaps supporters will see him in their ranks next season.
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