Newcastle United have confirmed that club captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year contract.
Twitter: BREAKING: Captain @Lascelles16 has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him at #NUFC until June 2023.
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The central defender has been in superb form for the Magpies this season, and has contributed already with two goals. He has been a mainstay for the club since Rafa Benitez’s arrival and will now look to kick on in Newcastle colours.
Lascelles has established himself as a key member of Benitez’s squad, and has led his side well since being appointed as the club captain.
Since being integrated in the 2015/16 season following his move from Nottingham Forest in 2014, Lascelles has grown into a fans’ favourite at St James’ Park, and the commitment for the next six years of his career will only heighten this relationship.
Lascelles will now look to help Newcastle achieve a strong finish in the Premier League following a positive start.