Tottenham are considering a bid for Jamaal Lascelles according to reports on Thursday morning.

The Newcastle centre-back is said by The Telegraph to be one of the players Spurs see as potentially replacing the soon to be outgoing Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld’s wage demands have been seen as far too high for Tottenham’s taste and the 29 year old is expected to leave for around £40m in the summer, with PSG, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea all believed to have interest in the Belgian star.

So far, Newcastle fans have only had to put up with rehashes of the supposed Chelsea interest in Jamaal Lascelles, the only difference being that now the supposed buying price has crept up from £15m to £30m for NUFC’s most important player.

The Telegraph though now say that Spurs are taking a serious interest in the Newcastle captain and could use some/all of that expected fee for Alderweireld to bid for Lascelles.

As well as Jamaal Lascelles, Tottenham are said to also be looking at 18 year old Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax, as well as Jonny Evans at West Brom – who will be available on the cheap when the Baggies go down.

Vertonghen is expected to sign a new long-term Tottenham contracts in the coming months, along with Pochettino, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son.

In their latest win, Spurs used 21 year old Sanchez alongside Vertonghen (turns 31 this month) at the centre of defence against Chelsea and the North London club under Pochettino are more than ready to sign and play young players.

At 24 and English, it would maybe be a surprise if Tottenham weren’t looking at Jamaal Lascelles as a possible target – Spurs a team which has concentrated on recruiting so many young English players.

Jonny Evans turns 31 in January and his ridiculous taxi episode on Pardew’s booze cruise will hardly help encourage clubs at the top who have the money and appeal to go for any number of clubs, never mind his part in West Brom’s appalling season.

In contrast, Newcastle have the seventh best defensive record this season and it would have been even better if Jamaal Lascelles had played right through, the six games he didn’t start saw 17 goals conceded whilst in the 25 he started, only 23 were conceded.

Rafa Benitez needs to be convinced that Newcastle are ambitious and this in turn should hopefully do the same with Lascelles – because no matter how much substance there is (or isn’t) in this Tottenham link, other clubs will surely be interested in the Newcastle Captain this summer.



  • Monkseaton Magpies

    He has just signed a new contract and is gong no where for a few years so get over it. Yet another rubbish story.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      You think not,
      if an offer of £30 to £40m is tabled he`ll be out the door mate,
      The Fat lad will see to that

      • Kneebotherm8

        Money talks……..contract or no contract….

        • Jezza

          Absolutely correct. Ashley wants the money and, as always, that will dictate everything.

    • Wor Lass

      If Rafa walks all bets are off.

  • Paul Patterson

    If they want him, start the bidding at £40m. He’s worth a great deal to us, but isn’t to Spurs, so they will have to pay a premium . .

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Correct, but be in no doubt for the right price the Pig will sell him

    • Jezza

      The trouble is it doesn’t matter how much we sell him for because not one penny of his fee will ever be invested in new players. I’d genuinely rather have him leave on a free transfer than see Fatso pocket £40 million.

  • Graham Chapman

    Its a world cup summer, so the silly money is going to get even sillier for mediocre players (Stephan Gui’varch anyone?) For Jammal, I would put a £50 million price tag on him, such is the lunacy of football transfer fees

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      It`s getting mental

      • Peaky

        The bubble will burst shortly and there’ll be carnage…

    • Jezza

      To be fair I think Guivarch only cost around £3.5 million didn’t he?

      • Peaky

        I think he did….still £3.5m too much however…

        • Jezza

          To be truthfull I always thought he was written off far too quickly. He only played in 4 games for us and scored in one of them, against Liverpool.

      • Graham Chapman

        My point was, that there will be a handful of players at the World Cup who flatter to deceive, and end up on our shores. Particularly now that FIFA have tampered with the ball to panic goalkeepers

        • Jezza

          Maybe so but we signed Guivarch before the 1998 World Cup tournament.

  • S.G.M.

    “At 24 and English, it would maybe be a surprise if Tottenham weren’t looking at Jamaal Lascelles as a possible target.”
    The inclusion of the words maybe and possible tell you that this is the only sentence you have to read to know that this article complete Porter Pap.

  • Gary Linskey

    They should get him tied down & offered a long term lucritive contract. He should be made the highest paid player at the club, afterall he definitley deserves it especially since he’s our captain.

    • Jezza

      Unfortunately that’s not how Ashley sees it. As far as the club owner is concerned our captain is an asset to be exploited for financial gain.

      • Gary Linskey

        I do agree with that. But was Beniteź told he never had to sell players if he didn’t want to? Saying that though (as you say), Lacselles is an asset & if huge sums of cash are offered then it’s highly likely he’ll be sold. Let’s just hope this tabloid story has no substance to it.

        • Jezza

          Rafa has been told a lot of things by Ashley and none of them have turned out to be true.

          • Gary Linskey

            It’s sorry state but 100% true.

  • shellington

    Watch the England call up the very second he joins Spurs. No wonder the interest in the England team barely extends beyond London.

    • Jezza

      No different to Waddle and Gazza back in the 80’s. Some things never change.

  • Damon Horner

    If there is interest in him from another PL club, I just don’t see Spurs as a likely destination, it’s a step away from their preference to ball playing defenders, Chelsea is more likely with them needing a defender and needing English players to hit their HG quotas.

  • TheNutJob

    selling Jamaal & Mitro will bring in the £50m shortfall Fatty wanted for the club
    the dosh will go straight into Mash holdings, it other words Fatty`s back poke

    • Jezza

      100% spot on.

  • Geordiegiants

    I don’t think there will be an NUFC fan in the world that expects him to be here next season anyway, he is worth to much money now.

    • TheNutJob

      Have to get Clarko to value him in the current market

      • Geordiegiants

        Well if anyone knows it will be the mighty Clarko.

    • Peaky

      Yes no point denying it,he’ll be off.

      • Geordiegiants

        No doubt about it if Jabba stays.

  • Wor Monga

    What with the media predictions that Lascelles will be leaving for Chelsea or Spurs and that Merino is desperate to be off to some far flung Spanish outpost…and there’ll be no money going out for Kenedy, Slimani, Dubravka or even A N Other while Ashley is the owner, and that Rafa’s intent on leaving us for a mediocre Spanish club (that’s had Moyes and Coleman in charge, before him)…it makes me wonder what they’ll dream up next, for us?…

    …is it all because they can’t predict any certain relegation for us anymore that they’ve had to dream up these other doom laden scenarios in order to keep the Mag’s regular ‘daily jonah’s’ and ‘weekly prophets of woe’, happy?!!!

  • Dillon Tovak

    To spurs I’d sell for no less than £100m. Levy is such a piece of 💩i’d make him pay through the nose.

    • Kneebotherm8

      We made him pay through the nose recently………..didn’t we?😂😂

      • Jezza

        Yes but the only person with any reason to laugh over that transfer was Ashley. £30 million in the fat man’s pocket but as far as the Newcastle team was concerned Sissoko left on a free transfer.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Fair comment….

        • Mark Potter

          That’s another one of your lies. All of the money from the Sissoko transfer that has been paid (Spurs were paying on installments and may not have finished paying) went to the club, to pay player wages and fund transfers. Especially as the player wages last season were far higher than the Championship TV money. We lost some £60-70 million income by being relegated.

  • Ray

    Lascelles is about the 6th centre back who’s supposedly attracting interest from Spurs in the last week or so. The nonces in the press are having a field day. All this made up bullshit is a derivative of the Alderweireld contract situation at Spurs. I’m sure that the only qualification needed to becom a sports journalist is a decent imagination and a penchant for making up stories on the hoof. The vast majority of sports journalist are best suited to writing for either the Beano or Dandy comics of old. As a Spurs fan, I’ve gotten used to the non stories as it’s a daily occurrence and I’d advise you Magpies to do the same.

  • robbersdog

    This kind of speculation is inevitable; but it’ll be up to the player to decide whether he wants to leave our club. In my opinion, if there’s not a change of ownership, he’ll be off. And to be honest, who could blame him?

  • James Mills

    100mil minimum and if he wants to go (hopefully not) Chelsea 30mil plus 5 undercard players

  • Sean Lynch

    Let’s just be done with this before it goes any further.
    Give the lad a new contract for what he’s actually worth, as first team cb and club captain, and slap a £100m release clause in his contract to boot! Just like those other teams who wish to keep their brightest stars do.
    How on earth Chumley has gotten away with making contracts without including release clauses and sell-on clauses beggars belief.
    Just goes to show he’s not a football man and doesn’t learn from his mistakes.
    Roll on being taken over!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Thauvan is a prime example

  • thewildchimp

    At this point, it’s no news. All of the top sides are going to be interested in him: he’s English, strong, good reading of the game, young, captain material, hard-working and intelligent. But the open moves aren’t gonna start now, because they would unsettle their current players.

    • NUFCDan

      and clubs know Fatty will sell in a heartbeat as soon as an acceptable offer is made.

  • Nut

    Rafa wants backing in the summer, no doubt Ashley will inform him that he can have every penny to spend from player outgoings.

    Thus forcing him to sell Lachelles, Mitrovic, Armstrong, Mbemba, Shelvey, Merinho etc etc in order to fund a decent go at recruiting to get up the league.

    Ashley will no doubt have seen by now that Rafa can make money on transfers and recruit in equivalents or better…. I doubt Rafa will be allowed to move on because he is crucial to Ashley if he keeps the club or sells it.

    Hopefully Ashley if he does hold on to the club will be tempted into having one last push at building something here by investing in Rafa like he did in Mclarren, if he does then we might just be able to do something.

    One thing I know about Ashley is he doesn’t like to lose and not getting success whilst owner of Newcastle will grate with him one way or another.

    He bought the club to do just that (in his own way, although he ran with someone else’s ideas without knowing the full model, which was why he made so many mistakes).

    If he does sell I think it will only be to someone who pays him what he wants and shows him that they have big plans to take the club forward, believe it or not I think he genuinely does want to see the club succeed, just on a viable economic footing that doesn’t touch his pockets.

    • Jezza

      On the contrary I think Ashley is desperate for Rafa to go so he can reinstate his pet puppet Pardew on a fifth of the salary with no complaining about lack of transfer funds or the club’s best players constantly being sold.

      The only thing Ashley wants to build from our club is his own personal wealth in the form of television and transfer revenue as well as using the club as a vast free advertising vehicle for his core sweat shop business.

      Ashley only wants to line his own pockets and he doesn’t give a monkeys about our club. He would gladly put the club out of existence if he could make a fat pile of cash out of doing so.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        It isn`t beyond him to do exactly that,
        if he can`t sell it`ll be
        Adios Rafa, Hola Alan

  • Rich Lawson

    Depends on a lot,with Toby I think Spurs will do a deal at the last minute to keep him,Levy is a very canny negotiator,they have just recorded a record turnover and will have a 26,000 increase on capacity with the new stadium,so lots more money.Chelsea,hard to say because the manager looks to be going at the end of the season.I think the biggest danger from the London clubs is Arsenal who really need to sort their defence out,but if Wenger stays he will not want to spend the money and will go for a cheaper European option.He’s ours for now and long may it continue.

  • GToon

    Anybody remember the good old days (prior to Ashley’s arrival) when we were better than Spurs?

    • Jezza

      Yes I also remember when we could outspend clubs like Middlesborough, Watford, Brightion, Huddersfield, Wolves, Burnley and Crystal Palace.

      • GToon

        Lets face it, Spurs could just buy any of our players if they wanted to. Spurs are a proper example of what we could be like with a forward thinking chairman. They have a chairman who is prepared to sell if the price is right (Bale) but is also prepared to reinvest the money. It’s not rocket science is it really.

      • Geordiegiants

        We still could in the real world.

    • HarryHype59

      Yes, I remember it well!

  • Mike

    CASHLEY will love this 30m sold