Newcastle fans fearing the worst over Spurs Lascelles links

Newcastle fans are furious about the latest transfer links, as reports suggest Tottenham have joined the race for Jamaal Lascelles and could even pay £45m to land the 24 year-old.

According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham have joined Chelsea in the race for Lascelles, and fans are all in total agreement that the colossal captain cannot leave for any price.

The report claims Chelsea have identified Lascelles as a “key target” to strengthen their defence this summer, but now Spurs are eyeing a swoop as well, as they prepare for life without Toby Alderweireld.

Lascelles is being targeted as a direct replacement for the big Belgian, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to replace some of the leadership they will lose if Alderweireld goes.

Tottenham look set to miss out on Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt, which is why they have turned their attention to Lascelles, but Newcastle fans are absolutely desperate to keep hold of the towering defender.

The skipper has been nothing short of sensational in the last 18 months or so, and he is absolutely integral to the Magpies’ growth.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, with plenty of suggestions that the reported £45m price is too low…