Thursday morning has seen Newcastle United reveal that Jamaal Lascelles has agreed a new deal.

In an official statement, the club state that a new contract has been agreed up to June 2024.

This week had seen renewed speculation about a possible move for Jamaal Lascelles in January.

Media reports claiming Spurs and Chelsea are watching the player ahead of a potential bid in two months time.

Newcastle United official statement:

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new long-term contract with the club, keeping him at St. James’ Park until June 2024.

Lascelles skippered the Magpies to a top-ten finish last term, having worn the armband during the 2016/17 season as United won the Sky Bet Championship title.

He was rewarded for his performances at the heart of Rafa Benítez’s defence with a new deal last year, but has now agreed an improved and extended contract with the United boss today describing the centre-back as “the future  of the club.”

Born in Derby, the 24-year-old joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2014. He has made 112 appearances for United, scoring eight goals.

Speaking about his new deal, Lascelles told NUFC TV:

“I’m over the moon – it’s great news to be tied down to Newcastle for a long time. It’s pretty much all I ever wanted: playing in the Premier League in front of amazing fans.

“I think now as players, we just need to give the fans what they deserve. We need to put in the performances and make it even more special.

“Since I’ve been here, everything’s been really positive and now I need to get my head  down and get this team higher up the league.”

Manager Benítez said:

“I’m really pleased to see Jamaal sign a contract extension. He’s the future of the club and someone who really cares.

“The fans are looking for players who care about the team and the club, and he is one of these players.

“He’s still a young player, still a young captain and still a young centre-back, so we’re talking about a player who has a great future, because normally you consider the peak of a centre-back could be between 28 years old and 30 years old, so still he has plenty of room for improvement.

“He’s keen to learn and he’s working hard, trying to be a better player every day, so it is good news for the club.”

Lee Charnley, managing director, said:

“Being captain of Newcastle United carries important responsibilities on and off the pitch and this is recognition of Jamaal’s on-going contribution to the role.

“He has become a key member of the squad and a leader in the dressing room, and with many years ahead of him in his career, there is still much more to come.

“We are delighted that Jamaal has renewed his commitment to the club.”

  • Jonathan Drape-Comyn

    I wonder how much his relegation release clause is…

    • 45709

      He’s got the option to work at SD or Evans cycles😉

      • Mike

        And a free Sports Direct mug….shame he will be gone before mikes free holiday kicks in….oh sorry thats if we stay up! like the promise of cash if we won the FA cup!! circus in town

  • Peaky

    Great news but he still won’t get us 20 goals per season…..where’s the fuckingmoney gone ???

    • molend

      That’s only because Rafa refuses to play him as a centre-forward. Mike has assembled all the building blocks for the greatest team in the Toon’s history, got rid of the dross, and we should now be challenging at least for Europe, if not the title. No? And what money? Just because you sell summick doesn’t mean that you get money. I mean, there’s all sorts of other factors involved, like the weather, for example. You’re in grave danger of being sensible, kidder.

      • Peaky

        Ok thanks….life’s too short to be sensible.

        • molend

          Indeed. I’ve heard it said that it depends on the liver.

  • Carverlier football

    Means Ashley can get more money for him when we sell him…

  • Superdooperhooper

    Hmm. This is announced on the same day he’s appearing on total sport on radio Newcastle . That’ll deflect any anti ashley talk

    • Leazes.

      A happy coincidence, but the team captain will have a PR job to do….

  • t00nraider

    Well done Charnley and Ashley. Shows we aint no selling club.

  • Paul Patterson

    Merely raises his value . .

  • Wezza

    This “deal” represents pre planted excuses from the KBA PR team…

    “We signed him to a lucrative deal”
    “We accepted his demands”
    “We respected the club captain”
    “We did everything to keep him”
    “His head was turned”
    “We didn’t want him to leave (yet force him to put transfer request in ala shay given)

    All these are in place for him to be sold a single long as that big offer comes in!

  • Mike

    Bye bye in Jan then……

  • JohnnyH

    A stunt designed to put Lascelles in the front of the shop window.

  • graham18

    We still want the FCB out