Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after hearing the news that Jamaal Lascelles was a target for Manchester United, before the Red Devils parted company with boss Jose Mourinho as reported by ESPN.
The Magpies skipper has made 22 Premier League starts for the club this season and has been formidable as ever in Rafa Benitez’s backline, but still has a lot of work to do to drag the Tyneside-based club away from the drop zone.
Lascelles was in stupendous form last season also, and as we all saw in the summer when Mourinho desperately sought a centre-back, it is understandable that the Portuguese had the English defender in his thinking given his commanding displays.
The former Nottingham Forest star did however have a spell of inconsistency just before Christmas, so reports of United’s interest in him has got Newcastle fans on Twitter talking…
I was targetting winning El Gordo & buying the Toon off the FCB but it didnt happen cause….. Fairy tales & nursery rhymes mucka, fairy tales & nursery rhymes ???
— Toon (@solaidback69) February 15, 2019
No no no he wasn’t ???
— Steve Johnston (@Sjohnston7Steve) February 15, 2019
— Gord69H (@Gordsa69Nufc) February 14, 2019
Shows how daft he was, at the time Captain Calamity was our 4th best CB racking up the mistakes every week!
— D (@upthehoop) February 14, 2019
That would have made sense as Lascelles had a stinking attitude before Christmas
— grumpy_old_sod (@AndyHarle1968) February 14, 2019
£70m + add ons.??
— JOP (@40yearsofhurt) February 14, 2019
He can take over if Rafa don’t sign ???
— Garry mcfarlane (@Garrymcfarlane1) February 14, 2019
If you can’t beat them… buy them
— Toon Man US (@us_toon) February 14, 2019