Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has penned a new long-term deal at the Northeast club.
Lascelles joined the newly promoted English Premier League (EPL) club from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has grown to become a key player for the Magpies. He has signed a new six-year contract until 2023.
Lascelles, 23, was named captain by manager Rafael Benitez before the start of last season, which ended with the club gaining promotion back to the top flight as English Championship winners.
He has scored seven times in 75 appearances since signing for Newcastle United including two in seven EPL appearances this season.
Lascelles scored the winning goal in both the 1-0 away win over Swansea City and 2-1 home win over Stoke City.
Speaking after penning a new deal, Lascelles said:
“I’m over the moon. Since I came to Newcastle I’ve been happy. I love the city, the football, the fans.”
“Everything about it I enjoy, so I’m happy to be tied down for the next six years here.” he added.
His manager was full of praise for him as he said:
Lascelles had “proven himself to be a very good leader and a good role model too”.
“He has also improved as a player, responding well to our advice and guidance and getting better with every game. I would like to congratulate him on his new contract, it is very well deserved.” he stated further.