Whilst Rafa Benitez is undoubtedly the main man at Newcastle United, Jamaal Lascelles is accepted to be the main player on it.

There was plenty of speculation claiming clubs could bid for him earlier this summer, with Spurs, Everton and Liverpool all credited with interest, though nothing concrete ever happened.

However, with just 12 days to go until transfer deadline day, there are fresh claims of interest in the Newcastle United captain.

It is claimed that he is part of a chain that involved Marcus Rojo set to join Wolves, with Manchester United then going for Harry Maguire, with Leicester City then allegedly willing to let Maguire go, IF they can tie up a deal for Jamaal Lascelles first.

It is The Sun running this story so obviously none of us will take this as fact – but aside their story, the reality always is that you never know what will happen once a club actually moves for a player and puts a deal on the table.

No matter how much we believe Lascelles wouldn’t walk away at this point, you have to always have that worry in the back of your mind due to the way Mike Ashley is running the club.

If Jamaal Lascelles believes (like the rest of us) that Ashley has no intention whatsoever of changing his ways, and that Rafa Benitez is almost certain to walk away himself next summer, if a move to an ambitious club elsewhere was put in front of the player, he would have to be a fool if he didn’t even think about it.

Only one place in the table and three points might have divided Newcastle and Leicester last season but in terms of ambition, they are worlds apart.

As well as a massive new state of the art training complex getting built, the Foxes have spent over £160m these past two seasons on players and another £60m so far in this window, nobody needs reminding how Mike Ashley’s Newcastle model compares to that.

Leicester bought Maguire for only £12m last summer and there is talk of him now being worth up to as much as £80m now.

I can’t quite see any potential successful bid being quite that high but it would be heading in that direction after Maguire’s world cup performances. The Sun claim Leicester would be trying to land Jamaal Lascelles for £35m.

Whatever the figures on a transfer fee, we would all hopes that Jamaal Lascelles would still see Newcastle as a better long-term bet than Leicester BUT it is very difficult (impossible) to justify that at the minute in terms of what we face with Mike Ashley.

We all hope that we can see the back of Ashley one day soon, but I think you would be hard pressed to find any Newcastle fans who would believe that if this NUFC owner is still here this time next year, that either Rafa Benitez or Jamaal Lascelles will also still be at St James Park.



  • Peaky

    I can hear those rotors humming now…..🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁

    • TheNutJob

      1 for Jamaal & 1 to take Fatty to his local boozer

  • Desree

    He may as well sell him. Nothing to lose now.

  • Ram Kishore

    Nice story, i just wanted to take a nap.. this transfer chain claim by The Sun did the work.😴😴

  • StevieB

    He’ll stay in Benítez stays , and he’ll go if Benítez goes. Simple as that

    • TheNutJob

      not if they offer him 100 grand a week & 5% of the transfer fee

  • TheNutJob

    the Fat Gringo will sell Jamaal & pocket the dosh, Shar is his ready made replacement. he have his chas & dave cd blasting in his Miami Mansion

  • Paul Patterson

    The plan for me would be, hijack the Rojo deal (surely we are a better prospect than Wolves?) and stonewall any bids for Lascelles.
    Sadly, I’ve heard quotes of up to £30m for Rojo so that’s that plan scuppered.

    • TheNutJob

      no Mojo for Rojo, Fatty`s already spent £3.5m on a centre back
      welcome to cash converters utd
      🐷

      • Paul Patterson

        Sadly, the closer to August 9th we go, the more worried I get about a Lascelles sale . .

        • TheNutJob

          he can`t be trusted and doesn`t care

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Not now wolves have something we’ve lacked for 11 years…ambition

    • Burt Humperdink

      If we kept Lascelles I’m not sure we’d need another centre back. I’d rather the money be spent on a number 10 and a full back.

  • Toontaff

    No well run PL club would sell their captain, leader and main player…………..

    • Leicester Mag

      Eye but this club is the equivalent of the Muppets cross bred with Fraggle rock

      • Toontaff

        Could see Rafa going with him to Leicester!

        • HarryHype59

          Could happen!

    • Superdooperhooper

      And then there’s Newcastle

    • panther

      So he’s away then

  • Toontaff

    Especially so close to the end of the window…………

    • TheNutJob

      that`s his forte, sell a star player at the end of the window with no time to get in a replacement

      • Toontaff

        Lejeune injured, Hayden wanting away, we’d have 2 fit centre-halves. Remembering we never won a game when Lascalles was out injured. Would tip Rafa over the edge, for sure.

  • Soldier

    a fee in the region of £40m and Lascelles will be gone

  • Leicester Mag

    Nothing would surprise me, not seen anything local on that but as stated Leicester and Newcastle are miles apart in ambition terms. I moved here 25 years ago. If at the time someone had said this wo7ld ever be the scenario they’d be laughed at especially as it’s contentious as to whether or not City are the main sport in Leicester! But hey who are we to have any expectations.

    • FatParosite

      Leicester are a million miles away from us when it comes to ambition.

  • MetalMickey

    Absolutely nothing we could do about it.
    Have to look at it from Lascelle’s perspective. He loves it here, he’s thrived under Rafa. But in the modern wages are massive compared to what he earns here and he missed out on a world cup spot because Southgate hates the Toon.
    One thing is for certain. If he goes, expect a hell of a lot more than a mere £35m.
    Not that we’ll see much, if any of it used on transfers. It may also be the final straw for Rafa.
    Perm any of the top 6 and they would gazump anything Leicester could offer and then some!
    Hope it’s purely fiction but we all know what the fat man is capable of.

    • Wor Lass

      Mickey, I agree with most of what you say here but I think Jammal missed out because he`s not a ball player. Why exactly does Southgate hate the Toon?

      • Dillon Tovak

        Because he played for villa 😂

    • FatParosite

      Wave goodbye to Lascelles on Thurs 9th Aug.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      He loves it here but he wants to leave under the current regime because as him & his agent put it, what is the point of this club just existing never pushing on

    • pedrodelgardo

      You believe Lascelles missed out because Southgate hates the Toon? Did you watch England knocking the ball about at the back like the Overhyped Waistcoat wanted, now think again.

      • MetalMickey

        You seriously believe the Overhyped Waistcoat doesn’t hate the Toon?

  • Wor Lass

    If fatty really wanted to galvanise the fans and make anyone sitting on the fence re boycotting vote with their feet then this would absolutely do it. Rafa and Jamaal are the two “untouchables” at the club and I couldn`t think of anything else he could do that would be more unpopular at the minute. I think it would be the final nail in the coffin for Rafa as well. Well, he`s stupid and vindictive enough so it`s possible.

    • FatParosite

      Really…?? The suckers would all gladly walk back without so much as a pathetic muttering under their breath.

      • Wor Lass

        What`s pathetic is slagging off supporters of your own club. Everyone has a different take on events and calling people names won`t motivate them to listen to yours.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          he has a point to a certain extent, Ranger`s took action and got rid of him, ours just sit on their hands and do nothing

        • SuperDesHamilton

          He’s right though. Ashley’s used the loyalty of the fans to his advantage to take the absolute p*** now all those that go to st James have Stockholm syndrome

          • pedrodelgardo

            Wrong

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Thanks for the big break down & statistical analysis.

            Bet you’re a proper scream at parties…

          • Squintytoonarmy

            Agreed – 80s support would have had him out by now even though some of them might be plastics

          • SuperDesHamilton

            😂😂😂😂 really got a few of you with that didn’t I haha.

            On a serious note you’re right we just put up with anything a lot of fans have a defeatist mentality now

          • Albert Stubbins

            Aye hook line and sinker. I knew it was a lie when you said you had a pal at the club based on the statistical probability that it would be highly unlikely for you to have any friends!;-)

          • SuperDesHamilton

            People with no friends interject on others conversations like your doing now….just saying

          • Albert Stubbins

            Where’s the proof for that spurious claim? Your pal at the club says so? Just saying.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Why would I say the name right out and risk his employment and future at the club?! You do understand that don’t you ?

          • Albert Stubbins

            Ha ha. You just make things up don’t you? Your Lee Ryder arnt you?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Believe me or not that’s entirely up to you, that’s democracy after all.

            I’m sorry that you’ve been so enraged by one comment this morning you mentalist.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          This is literally what you leazes & what not do all the time…pot kettle anyone

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Rafa is running down his contract, the Great Obese One will use that as his excuse to sell Lascelles & he`ll promise that the next manager will get every Penny to strengthen the team

      • Wor Lass

        Sounds about right! Let`s hope it`s as reliable as the Sun`s reporting on Hillsborough.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          I really hope so

      • HarryHype59

        The money will vanish into a MASH account along with the £126m TV money. It will never be seen again.

  • Peaky

    Going back to Muto for a second……he may not be the best player we’ve ever signed but I bet he has the most expensive camera….

    • Wor Lass

      Gregory Porter was awesome last night, mate, but the support act upstaged him slightly – Derobert and the Half Truths. Terrific!

      • Peaky

        Will see if I can find something on iTunes……have you heard of St Paul & The Broken Bones ??….really into them….Didn’t realise you saw Gregory Porter live….my missus loves his voice…..needs to bring out a Christmas album of the classics.

        • Wor Lass

          Saw them on Jools a season or two back – chubby guy, waving his arms about manically with great voice. I think it was the Temptations who were on as well and they really gave him some respect.

          • Peaky

            That’s him…..waiting for tour dates…they did Manchester last year but we were away.

        • Wor Lass

          I listened to them in Spotify (Derobert, that is) but it didn`t do them justice. Just a great live band and a lovely character. I`ve never seen such a well rehearsed band -perfect to the second.

        • FatParosite

          Get a room you two.

          • Wor Lass

            There`s more to life than moaning.

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂😂

    • Albert Stubbins

      Lol. Tickled me that one.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Lacelles wants away, this isn’t new. It’s all because of fatty & the lack of ambition the reason why

    • Burt Humperdink

      Where’s the evidence big Jam wants away? I’ve only seen evidence to the contrary.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        A lad I know who who works and sees him everyday. Said fattys lack of ambition is killing this club & his career if he stays

        • Toontaff

          An ITK?

          • Albert Stubbins

            An idiot?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            What’s that?

        • Albert Stubbins

          Stop spouting absolute drivel. You know Less. than nowt. Stop embarrassing yourself. You’ve got a pal at the club!! Unless your pal happens to be Rafa himself then do us all a favour and boil your head!!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Are you gonna cry mate? It’s 10:49am it’s too early to be so riled up because a fan is trying to keep other fans up to date with going’s on

          • Albert Stubbins

            You sound about as informative as the chronicle. Have you got a hotline to gibbo?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’m genuinely intrigued as to why you’re so defensive? Was your paper wet this morning

    • Albert Stubbins

      No he doesn’t.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Yes he does that’s what I was told by someone at the club who sees him on a daily basis, d*** h***

        • Albert Stubbins

          Stop calling people nasty names or I’ll get my ten years old daughter to fill you in!!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Well you have to have sex to conceive a child so that rules you out virgin

          • Albert Stubbins

            As oppose to you who is just “virgin” on the ridiculous!!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Said the man who’s almost crying because of what a fellow supporter said on the internet….

          • panther

            Haha

    • Elswickmag

      Claims to live 5 minutes from st James in the West end on the Gateshead takeover article which he had a stinker on😂 called himself a proper westender-( cringe worthy ) 😂 on a previous post I recall, then calls me an Elswick tramp which is about 5 minutes from from st James part of the West end 😂 Do people get what I’m saying here yea?
      He makes it up as he goes along, full of bull💩 in future don’t give this troll the attention he craves.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Here’s a interesting fact…there’s more than elswick in the west end you tramp. We all don’t absolutely stink like you lot. It’s basically the toilet of the west end.

        You were that tommy Robinson lad off here who I destroyed you’ve had to make a new account up that’s pretty pathetic

        • Elswickmag

          😂you’ve got some anger issue. 5 minutes from st James park you say you live and your calling me a tramp, Tommy Robinson😂 wtf are you going on about. Your making yourself on here look to be not a very stable/friendly person who people will actually want to engage with. But you carry on your making yourself look like a fool.

          • Mike Adam

            Don’t play his game.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Oh looks it’s mr Columbine. Thought you’d be doing something different on a Saturday

          • SuperDesHamilton

            So outraged you make multiple accounts, that’s a sign of mental illness. You’re as mental as leazes & the Lee brothers

        • Mike Adam

          “who I destroyed” sad sad, congrats for that. Is that your goal in life to destroy fellow supporters, or is just to stir things up and see who you can get a reaction from? As you yourself said, “I am out trolling the trolls”.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Just giving back what people give, they don’t like it

            Just like they don’t like when people have a different opinion

          • Mike Adam

            You are right about one thing on here, if you have a different opinion you get called a troll or names. And you certainly give it back to them.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Exactly why would I let them think their opinion is paramount? We’re all entitled to one no That’s how democracy works

            Leazes has developed a cult on here you see, anyone who doesn’t lick up to him & his David icke theories or unfunny banter is a troll or a Lee brother.

            The Lee brothers are totally mentally unbalanced and constantly post under fake accounts on here but the reason being is Leazes got one of them sacked from a job because he didn’t agree with there opinion. It’s poison on here

          • Mike Adam

            On that point I am totally with you. But there is a difference between provoked and unprovoked responses, like between you and me a few weeks back. Otherwise Des I am on your side as far as Leazes and Jezza and the like!!!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            It’s a defensive thing though from being on here all the time you automatically become like that.

            This morning I was abused for daring to say Lacelles wants away (from a club source) I mean that’s how bad these blokes are. Middle aged wives have left them (can see why) and take all of life’s frustrations out on random strangers online

          • SuperDesHamilton

            The one I ‘destroyed’ being a lad that wanted to meet up & fight because I dared to have an opinion different. So keep those fans away thanks

          • Lhc

            I’m still here but some of us in the grown up world have a life away from the mag, try it.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You change accounts quick.

            What site you on now asking random men to meet up nowadays, Grindr?

  • FatParosite

    To lose Lascelles would be such a wanton act of vandalism that Benitez would surely have the ammunition for constructive dismissal.

    • Wor Lass

      He must already have more than enough ammo, surely. How can an employer say, “I won`t give you the tools you need to do your job unless you sign an extended contract”? That must be constructive dismissal in a nutshell. That`s why I believe in the idea that Rafa actually does love the club and the area otherwise he`d take the fat pig to the cleaners.

  • HarryHype59

    Is any one actually surprised by this story. As soon as Man U starting sounding out Maguire it was obvious Leicester would look at Lascelles at a replacement. Fatty will be slobbering over the thought of all that cash.

    He will be sold for £35 to £40m. I just hope Charnley has the wit to insist on a sell on clause. Give it a few years and Leicester will sell him for double what they pay NUFC.

    • Toontaff

      Going on Maguire’s apparent value, Lascalles will be worth 280 million, next summer!

      • Wor Lass

        I`d say Maguire was one of the players of the tournament at the world cup.

        • Pc07

          One of the English players of the tournament. Other countries had much better defenders, never mind players in general

          • Wor Lass

            Maguire was outstanding – he`s going to be quite a player, in my opinion. Presumably, some of the countries with better defenders were the ones that didn`t make it to the semi finals?

          • Pc07

            Oh come on, England beat Panama Tunisia and Sweden. They also lost as many games, twice to Belgium and to Croatia. Maguire was great in the air, good with the ball at his feet but the England defenders showed they’re not that sharp when against the bigger teams. Look at the amateur defending for Croatia’s winner. They fell asleep a few times from throw ins too. I still maintain lascelles is better than any who started for England.

          • Wor Lass

            I would have had Jamaal in the squad instead of Jones. He could have done a good job as centre back and wouldn`t have gone to sleep like Walker did v Croatia, that`s for sure. My original point about him, though, is that he isn`t comfortable enough with the ball at his feet to suit Southgate`s style of play. Maybe he can improve in that respect, I don`t know. I love the lad and hope he does make into the squad as Newcastle skipper. Maguire and Stones are definitely first choices at the minute, though.

  • TheNutJob

    a Helo`s just flew over the hoose, wor kid said that was quick
    😂😂😂😂

    • Albert Stubbins

      Keegan on his way back?

      • Peaky

        Aye…..as a player 😂🤣😂

  • pedrodelgardo

    Story in the Sun? Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring, Don’t Panic!!!

  • Dillon Tovak

    I listened the the SkySports (spit) podcast last night and the journalists on there reckoned whilst man uniteds interest in Maguire is real, it is mainly to pressure spurs to be realistic about their price for Alderweireld.

  • foggy

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if at the last minute the FCB sells Lascelles and pockets the dosh. He’d do this to spite Rafa and the fans.

    Maybe though Lascelles will get “injured” before the window closes and scupper the FCB’s fiendish plan.

    • Toontaff

      A training ground clash with Mitro………..

    • Jezza

      “Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if at the last minute the FCB sells Lascelles and pockets the dosh”

      That is exactly what I predicted on this forum back in February and nothing has happened since to make me think it won’t happen.

  • Albert Stubbins

    It won’t happen this season but when Rafa walks at the end of the season it’s safe to say- #whenrafagoesjamaalgoes!!

    • Peaky

      Nice one…

  • Dillon Tovak

    Chains have a link at the top and bottom that is only connected to one other link, we’re the one at the bottom that only gets rid of the player.
    Fatty fatty fatty, out out out!!

    • HarryHype59

      Alas, Leicester are higher in the good chain than NUFC.

      • Dillon Tovak

        By design.

  • Toonrobbybobson

    If you had sense you wouldnt sell him to them. Fatty doesnt though. Leicester losing Maguire would be a loss which would weaken them and frankly contrary to caps I think Lascelles is a better defender and leader. Id rather see Leicester weakened for the coming season. Having lost Mahrez and possibly Maguire they wouldnt be the same team even with Vardy still.

  • Toontaff

    With Muto we now have 27 players over 21, in our squad.
    These include Mitro, Hayden, Sterry, Aarons, Lazaar and Saivet.
    In reality, 21 players for the season’s squad.
    The excuse we have too many players no longer washes.

  • Tony English

    I don’t see Lascelles wanting a sideways step to Leicester at this stage in his career, they only finished three points above us and have an unsettled squad.

    If a top six club comes in…maybe…but he seems the sort of lad who see’s the bigger picture, wants to develop, wants to be a captain, and wouldn’t be pushed into a move by Ashley.

    • Pc07

      The reality is Leicester are not a sideways step. They have far more ambition and financial power than Newcastle. They’ve won the league recently and had a good run in the champions league. Forget where the teams finished in the league last year (which still so Leicester higher despite Newcastle massively overachieving) look at what Leicester do in comparison every transfer window. They don’t stop bringing in exciting transfer breaking signings. I would honestly, and sadly, have to admit that any club in the prem is a career step up at this point.

  • Ba ba.

    He’ll give us one more year like raf then be off.

    • Dillon Tovak

      I don’t think my tender soul can take losing Rafa, Kenedy and Lascelles all at once 😢

  • Dingus

    Every player has his price. Leicester already have a lot of money, and a more ambitious owner. With the Maguire money they’d definitely be able to afford him. Mr Ashley sees players as commodities. He obviously knows Lascelles is an important player. But that’s not his principle concern. Sadly, our captain would see this as an upward move, both professionally AND financially. In my humble and totally correct opinion, he could improve most of the top teams in Europe. But if Leicester (or West Ham/Everton) are the only offers currently on the table, it would certainly appeal.
    However, I love him and want him to stay. So there 😊
    I believe him moving on would be enough to convince Rafa that this will be his last season too. Unless ownership changes.

  • Dingus

    If Jamaal did go, who would be his replacement as captain?

    • pedrodelgardo

      Jonjo?

      • Dingus

        I think it’d be Ayoze. I would like it to be Dummet. However, I would prefer it wasn’t necessary to replace our beastly captain.

        • Wezza

          The Hoss as he is training hard and has a good atttude, lol. God help us.

    • Mxpx

      Surely it’d be lejune with shelvey as Vice captain

  • Awaymag

    **** *** Leicester

  • Kevin Brown

    Jamaal goes Rafa will walk!!

  • Rob

    This will happen in last week of window and he won’t be replaced. January we won’t be able to get a replacement over the line. May we’ll be attempting to escape relegation.

  • Lewis SG

    Might as well sell the whole squad and leave us with youth players if money is our top priority.

    • HarryHype59

      Fatty has probably thought of that.

  • Arty Hume

    What a sad state of affairs when as supporters we cannot act together and rid the club of TFBC before it completely destroys our club and city. Its come to this because over his time he has successfully managed expectations to the level where supporter will accept anything. Last year we bargain basement shopped, this year its in the charity shops and car boot sales. Its disgraceful as supporters we allow this sorry state of affairs to continue. It must start with home support and even away support to the extent that everyone is talking about it and the message is well and truly rammed home. IMHO it would only take a month at most, its our only chance to keep our manager and captain, as if we do nothing things will stay the same. Its up to us, no one else. I have suggested waving flags for other sports retailers but on reflection doubt it would be as effective. Our fate is in our hands, or the hands of S.T holders and day shoppers in the toon, FFS we are really screwed!

  • Wezza

    It’s going to kick off big time if Lascelles and Rafa go!

  • Mrkgw

    How the mighty have fallen with a decade of Ashley driven misery, and reports of our losing one of our top players to Leicester. Disgusting if it materialises.

  • toonterrier

    Is this why we bought Schar last week to cover for the sale of Lascelles. Some things never change with the fatman. Spend pennies pocket pounds. Best wishes for the future Rafa.

    • Will In Despair!

      My decade long thought process has been moulded into knowing how any player will be sold! Regardless of brought in via purchases or freebies etc. as once they’ve shown consistent quality, and that other teams would happily pay a decent wedge for, sadly, it’s goodbye, at any detrimental effect to Newcastle.

      So Lascelles and Lejeune (inc all others) sale before this windows end, was alway a distinct possibility 😱 Altho thankfully a big spanner has now been thrown into those works!

      (The Misery One Formerly Known as I Think Therefore I Am, Will)

  • Billmag

    I have said it before Jamal isn’t going anywhere just yet, Rafa will ultimately guide the lad CH’s don’t normally blossom till they are 25+ so he has time on his side to improve his game he’s no way the finished article yet.

    • HarryHype59

      Ultimatley it won’t be Rafa who has the final say. Fatty will flog him for £40m if a bid comes in and trouser the money.

      • Billmag

        Just an opinion Harry and anything the Sun says you can take with a pinch of salt.

        • HarryHype59

          Ultimately Rafa is just another Ashley employee. The final say lies with the fat man.

          Lascelles will be sold within the next ten days if the right offer is made. Kerching!! No wonder the fat bsd won’t sell.

      • Jezza

        True, if the bid comes in Lascelles will be whisked off in Fatso’s helicopter so fast his head will spin.

    • Rob

      I’d like to think so but unfortunately players choose wages first these days often rushing ahead of development.

      • Billmag

        Personally Rob I think the boy can do better than Leicester with normal progress.

        • Rob

          Didn’t say he couldn’t but unless a bigger club come in he’ll be off to Leicester for higher wages than fatty will condone.

          Also i think a few on here are being unfair on Leicester. They aren’t some tin pot team and have won the premiership be it a fluke or not.

          • Billmag

            Keep on cashing in on there best players I know where they will end up, so do you think they are a top 6 team because I don’t. Jamal will end up in a top 6 team I think.

  • Pc07

    Think Lascelles is a great player and captain but who would stay at this club with zero ambition to do anything. If a bid comes Ashley will accept and I wouldn’t begrudge any player moving their career forward. Let’s be honest, what other club in the prem has as little ambition? We must be the smallest club in the league in that respect.

    • Will In Despair!

      Spot on. It haunts me knowing the honest truth is our football club has no ambition!
      Unless to help facilitate SD in every which way possible.

      (The Misery One Formerly Known as I Think Therefore I Am, Will)

  • Pc07

    I’m not sure why many on here think Rafa will somehow stop Lascelles going. Has the last 11 years and indeed the current state of football taught us nothing, he has no say in this. He’s not Fergie managing United in the 90s.
    If Ashley wants to sell that’s it, Rafa isn’t a factor. And don’t kid yourself about lascelles, all players have a shelf life, they need to make what they can for an early retirement, you think leicester’s wage structure is as limited as Newcastle’s? If an offer is accepted, which it will be if it comes then he’s gone, end off.
    The only thing that could derail this move is Ashley realising that Lascelles is better than Maguire and £35m against a few of £80m is not good business

    • Will In Despair!

      With Lejeune’s injury, I’m hoping it’ll halt both his and Lascelles sale. Tho, depending on recovery periods, as he’s a super duper fit young man, who knows, as there’s still the January window, failing that next season 🙄. Either way, it really highlights a depressing plight.

      (The Misery One Formerly Known as I Think Therefore I Am, Will)

  • Martin

    I am afraid that Schar is Lascelles replacement. If Leicester bid, I expect one of the top 6 clubs to come in for him and then off he goes. He is too good for us under Ashley, as is Rafa.

  • Kazie

    Lascelles is far better than Maguire…