The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are nervous about the summer window. Indeed, with Rafa Benitez already linked with a move away from the club, the punters propping up our bar aren’t all too happy.
Now, one of their most important players has been touted for a summer exit. According to the Independent, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has targeted Toon skipper Jamaal Lascelles as part of a defensive rebuild this summer, after the former Nottingham Forest man lead his side to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League.
At just 24-years-old, Lascelles is one of the best young English central defenders in the Premier League and it’s easy to see why the Reds would be keen. However, he’s a hugely popular figure on Tyneside and arguably the Magpies’ captain since Shearer, so the idea of losing him would seriously scare our resident Geordies.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the reaction to the rumours online.
Gutted if they get Lascelles https://t.co/zj04Houk2X
— Michael (@greenallefc) May 21, 2018
Not at all but what I'm saying is I can't see Rafa selling Lascelles this season especially when we have so many other vunreabilities
— BF (@Forbsey67) May 21, 2018
Well unfortunately we won’t out price them and fat man will sell up at the sniff of 40mill so if true this isn’t looking good
— Matthew Logan Turnbu (@Matty01207) May 21, 2018
Lascelles ain’t leaving ffs
— ARealGeordie (@ARealGeordie) May 21, 2018
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If Van Dijk was £75m then Lascelles shouldn’t be sold for less
— Ricky Palfreman (@NothingMainly) May 21, 2018
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