No surprise that Jamaal Lascelles continues to be talked about as the Newcastle player coveted by other clubs.

The 24 year old had a stellar season as he led Newcastle United’s ‘Championship’ squad to a 10th place finish and safety with still a month to go.

Having previously only started 10 Premier League matches, the 2017/18 season couldn’t have been more impressive.

Recent days have seen claims of a £30m move to Everton, a figure and club that most Newcastle fans have seen as very unlikely.

However, the London Evening Standard now claim that there is a real threat to Newcastle hanging onto their captain, with the newspaper claiming their information is that Tottenham are now ready to act and rival Chelsea for the player.

With Tottenham expecting to bank in excess of £50m from Toby Alderweireld’s impending departure, the Standard says they will then use that money to try and buy Jamaal Lascelles.

This new report also carries a more realistic transfer fee (in this crazy market), saying they understand it will take a bid of around £45m to land Lascelles.

The report continuing, saying that this kind of figure may finally convince Rafa Benitez to sell and use the money to help land his own essential targets.

Obviously we treat all newspaper reports with extreme caution but there is set to be serious money spent in the Premier League this summer and the quoted £45m figure for Jamaal Lascelles, is at least in the right ballpark.

Newcastle fans of course still waiting of course for more news on quality players coming in, rather than going out.

The signing of Martin Dubravka of course being a no-brainer, Newcastle having only a limited period of time to activate his £4m buyout clause.



  • Peaky

    Thought it was a long time before these fuc*ers came calling….hate Spurs.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He`s gone at that price to the Hated Spuds
      😠😠😠

      • Peaky

        Without a doubt….probably having a medical as we speak
        🤬🤬🤬

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          🚁
          Leazes will have to have a lie down

      • Leazes.

        I hate spuds

      • HarryHype59

        I can recall a time pre Ashley, when NUFC were above Spurs in the foot ball hierarchy. Now the Fat One has turned us into a feeder club for them.

  • Scott Robinson

    As I said he was never going to Everton. £50 million upwards and that’s five players around the mark we spend. Two £25 million players and that’s another story, but not the end of the world if he goes to London.

  • Desree

    Gone and RAFa can have the full 5m first installment to replace JL

    • Peaky

      Aye,have they fully paid for Sissoko yet…..?

      • JonMag

        no they haven`t, Rafa won`t see any of the £45m either

    • Billy Bob three teeth

      Wages would be part of that 5mil too! Be like the Andy Carrolll money ‘we spent it on a new contract for Cheick Tioté‘
      Where’s the Ashley Mag comments section PR team? Unusually quiet

  • Billmag

    Scurelous paper talk, just wonder if Bishop has blown the Mirror out and joined forces with another rag because someone is trying to unsettle Jamal that’s for sure.

  • Dutch

    30 million plus Kennedy ??

    • JonMag

      I`d take it but, Rafa won`t be happy losing his guy

  • JonMag

    £45m means a £100,000 a week + bonus, that`s goodbye to him then.
    FCB will be laughing his head off

    • robbersdog

      FCB?

      • superalansuddick

        Some people on here consider him to be a fat cockney barsteward even though he was born in the midlands and went to school in Buckinghamshire.

        • Leazes.

          He does talk like a cockney and act like one though.

          • nufcslf

            This is funny.

          • superalansuddick

            Fake cockney barsteward then.

        • nufcslf

          This is the truth

      • You are not regular in this forum :)

  • Andy Mac

    If the Fatman sells him then I am done with this club. We will never compete with clubs with ambition while Fatso’s in charge

    • Leicester Mag

      Sadly I reached that conclusion 4-5 yrs ago if not sooner. If still lived at home I’d likely be following Gateshead. From world record transfer to the Hoss and yet still the faithful remain

      • Peaky

        Shearer to The Hoss….when you see it written down it really does show how far we’ve fallen….

    • DC1964

      I totally agree!

  • Liam Hogg

    For £45 million if sell him but with fatty in charge we’ll see absolutely none of that

    • Leazes.

      Lee Ryder will be salivating at the thought that Ashleys wallet will be bulging.

      • Liam Hogg

        He’ll be doing a 5 pros & 5 cons of Ashley having money in his wallet as we speak

        • Leazes.

          I’ve already done that one…. Ten Positives

          1. It frees up the space for other players to develop.
          2. It reduces the high wage bill
          3. He Wasn’t needed anyway as we have a bus.
          4. He wouldn’t have been happy here amongst poorer players.
          5. It gives him a stage for the National team that he won’t get here.
          6. Traitor
          7. He doesn’t track back
          8. It was too good an offer to refuse
          9. Silly money
          10. There are loads of free agents available.

          • Liam Hogg

            Gareth McAuley on loan incoming

          • Leazes.

            At least we’ve still got Rafa and the Rafalution

          • Oldgeordie

            Not for much longer if this happens.

  • Dillon Tovak

    1. We shouldn’t sell and,
    2. He’s more than £15m better than sissoko.

  • Anything above 60m and we have to sell but only if we can invest at least 70% of that straight away. Van Dijk went for 75, we should be getting something close to that amount.
    I said it before, if we can get another good CB and an additional quality player we should sell to buy any player in our team, even if that is Lascelles.
    No point in selling anyone if not for huge bids.

    • Leicester Mag

      The amount is in some ways academic as the money will never reach the manager. I’ve not said Rafa because this may be the final straw. Also can’t think of a single successful selling club. £75M did little to help Southampton.

      • HarryHype59

        Selling clubs struggle or get relegated. Swansea,Stoke and Southampton cashed in on their best players. Now only one is in the top flight.

  • Leicester Mag

    If Lascelles is a Newcastle player in September I’m tempted to say an orderly queue will be formed in Fenwicks window #🐻rse

    • Peaky

      Easy saying that when you live in Leicester unless of course there’s a Fenwicks there also…..🤣🤣

      • Leicester Mag

        Closed it down think it was all the exciles in the window

      • TheNutJob

        😂😂😂😂😂

  • 1957

    If there’s any truth in this our owner will be priming the helicopter…an offer £10m higher and it will be on its way to the north east.

  • Jonathan Gibson

    You would want to build your team around Lecelles, However If we had to sell him I would personally like to see a player/s swap rather than cash with a club who has players we would like to see in a black and white shirt. Chelsea the most notable, if £45m + million is the figure for Lacelles then two from these four squad players would satisfy most Newcastle Kennedy, Abraham, Barkley, Drinkwater.

    • Leazes.

      We don’t ‘have’ to sell him, but nevertheless will, because that is Ashleys nature…. no building work has been done at this club in the last eleven years just the sale of assets!

      Bye bye Benitez….

      • TheNutJob

        shock leazes, shocked. Jabba will sell him

        • Leazes.

          Not until he gets the season ticket money in….. there will be a few ‘positives’ to spin in the meantime.

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂😂

  • Hank Chinaski

    I would be fine with this involved some players coming the other way.

  • robbersdog

    It’ll be up to Lascelles to decide whether he wants to stay or go, but as he could double his salary, play in Europe every season and improve his chances of an international call-up, I’ll be amazed if he stays.

  • Sickandtired

    £45 million? Smashing. That’s another £5 million player Rafa can buy, if Penfold get’s it over the line…

  • David2211

    Can’t really see how anyone can be okay with him being sold. He’s our biggest asset.
    It’s even more crazy when you know that’s any money we get wouldn’t be used sufficiently to help the squad.

    • Leazes.

      Fools like to look on the bright side of things no matter what.

  • Wezza147

    I wouldn’t fault the lad if he went but expect lies to be inserted into the story. “His head was turned” even though the truth will be that he will want to stay. This will turn all the heat on to Lascelles.
    He will be forced to go and the 40M + will be pocketed by MA. No staggered payments this time.
    Could be the start of one hell of a summer.

    • Ram Kishore

      The pressure could be from the agent or anyone..
      Nowadays it feels like the players are working for agents

  • Mike

    Bye bye……..cashing!

  • Lostprofit DBC

    This is our history under Ashley in a nutshell, he will go and eventually so will Rafa.

    • grantham mag

      But not the mugs who by his season tickets and tat from his shops.

      • Lostprofit DBC

        I stopped the season he took control but I respect those who kept going. They are not mugs, they see it as our club not his. The real problem is the TV money. The leaches ruin the game as a result.

  • TheNutJob

    This is the reason he was brought to the Toon for, buy young & cheap & hope they develop then sell, Jamaal has developed into a fine leader & player,
    Jabba will sell when the bidding reaches it`s height

    • Leazes.

      He’s certainly made money by the sale of players….. and lost a heck of a lot more due to the relegations that followed ….

      • TheNutJob

        they haven`t got a clue about football

        • Leazes.

          …or economy.

          • TheFatController

            Plus in a year or two he may be worth £80m and off to somewhere like Real…

  • Come&TakeIt1836

    Everybody wants Lascelles except Southgate. 🤔

  • KRS1

    It’s looking like a great summer for Fatty. £40 million for Lascelles, £15-20 for Mitro. Get in a few loan players and complain that “we just couldn’t get deals over the line” And repeat year after year after year.

    • Wezza147

      MA will have pocketed well over 170M is this happens, the 126M tv money has been pocketed as well. Trolls, don’t reply you’re blocked.

      • grantham mag

        And we will still be in debt to the FCB.

    • Leazes.

      £6m for Benitez

  • HarryHype59

    With £125m collected for last season’s TV money, there is no way that this club needs to sell before it can afford to buy. Lascelles is as good as gone if the fee is any way near £40m. No wonder the Fat leach won’t sell. NUFC is a Mike Ashley cash cow.

    • nufcslf

      And no matter what fatty does, the ground will be full letting him carry on as normal. Rafa should just walk with such headlines being allowed to be written with no word from fatso to confirm he is going nowhere. Talk about the Mickey Mouse Club.

      • Andy Mac

        We have no stomach for the fight. Blackpool, Coventry and Charlton fans at least have shown they have some cahones. NUFC fans are the worlds greatest sheep

        • nufcslf

          Simply blows my mind that so little is said at matches. Your one real chance to let the fat get know what you really think. Speachless and in many ways glad I am some 4 and a half thousand miles away and don’t get escorted away from outside the ground every home match from being such a pain in rse to give Cashley as much bad publicity as needed. Wish somebody would though, it would be all over the telly all around the world if it was done often enough.

  • Vodkamagpie

    Offer lascelles to Chelsea, 60Mil over 5years, a 18Mil fee agreement for kenedy straight up front, free loan for Abraham for 6months with a 20Mil price set if we decide to purchase. Sell mitrovic 20Mil straight up front. Offer Stoke gayle for 12Mil.

    • Andy Mac

      and who plugs the gap of Captain, Leader, Player of the year oh and centre back ?

      • Vodkamagpie

        Very good question, a question we might be asking ourselves even if we don’t sell lascelles. Clumsy on the ball, doesn’t always make the right decisions. We all know how rafa likes to drop players when mistakes are made .

        • Jate Legend

          Sounds like yasel after one too many in the centurion

    • Jate Legend

      Vodka kicking in is it son

  • Albert Stubbins

    i think he’ll be gone towards the end of window- Rafa will only be able to buy new players if he has a decent amount to purchase them with. Fatty isnt putting any money in and that all adds up to our best player leaving. Rafa has already paved the way for this by admitting some players will have to leave if others are to be brought in- how much will most of these players generate in terms of big cash? only Lascelles has any real value to allow three or four to come in. Ive not been as angry since fat freddy sold woodgate. How can we ever compete by continually selling our best players? If Rafa doesnt make an ultimatum to fatty to prevent this from happening then ive lost any respect for Rafa as well. He simply cannot allow this to happen.

    • DC1964

      Spot on! We cannot allow Jamaal to leave, surely we don’t need the money, surely?!!

      • Geordiegiants

        No the club doesn’t, but the cancer wants as much as it can get in it’s fat grubby hands.

    • Geordiegiants

      I agree to a degree, but if someone offers him £15,000 a week he is going no matter what.

      • Albert Stubbins

        yes but Rafa has to be seen to be doing everything possible to keep him. If that means a contract extension or pay rise then so be it- he must stand up to fatty with this one. yes if absolute stupid money gets offered- say 60 million- kyle walker type money or vandike type money then yes he’ll have to go but anything less than an absolutely stupid offer then Rafa has to set his stall out in my eyes otherwise it sends out a message for anyone to come and pluck our best players because we need the money which shouldnt be the case considering how little has actually been spend in successive transfer windows. We’re going to be right back at square one again, that’s my biggest concern.

        • Geordiegiants

          I had this conversation with my m8 the other day, I don’t think there is any doubt Rafa will do everything to keep him, and I also think that he genuinely wants to stay with Rafa, for the time being, but the minute he is offered over £100,000 a week he is gone simple as that. I don’t think any clubs outside the top 2 have a choice when that happens personally.

  • GToon

    Great to see the southern media doing their bit to unsettle him just like they do with any player we ever have that is any use. They simply can’t stand the thought of us having a decent team. Unfortunately our owner doesn’t see things differently and will be only too happy to accept an offer he could (not) refuse.

  • Mrkgw

    Thats him sold then. A bid too much to resist will come in and that will be that. For us supporters and Rafa for that matter, there will be no gain. For the regime, wads of cash.

  • Jate Legend

    You defo don’t treat all newspaper reports with extreme caution son!