Jamaal Lascelles has extended his tenure at Newcastle United. The Magpies’ captain has agreed to a contract extension with the Premier League side, meaning he will remain under contract with the club until June 2023.
Lascelles has been a key player for Newcastle since joining the club back in 2014 from Nottingham Forest, and he was made captain by Rafa Benitez last season when the club was in the English Championship. The 23-year-old defender has maintained that role during the beginning of the Premier League campaign, and has emerged as one of the team’s most important players on the squad.
The defender declared to be “over the moon” after signing the new deal since he loves the club, the city, and the fans. Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez highlighted Lascelles’ qualities as a leader, saying he has developed “both as a player and a character” since he was given the captain armband.
Lascelles has gone to make 75 appearances for Newcastle since his arrival across all competitions, and has scored seven times. The defender has started seven games during the current Premier League season. scoring twice.
Extending him was the right move, as he has all the makings to become one of the team’s most important players for a very long time. And the recent extension is the best example of that.