Newcastle fans react to Lascelles’ new contract

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to Thursday’s big news, as Jamaal Lascelles was handed a huge new contract.

Although he has not quite been at his best this season, losing Lascelles would be an absolute catastrophe for the Magpies.

The skipper was constantly linked with moves away this summer, and reports this week claimed Tottenham and Chelsea are still chasing him.

The 24 year-old has now signed a bumper new deal though, expected to keep him at the club until 2024.

Of course, this could go one of two ways, and fans are not quite sure of Mike Ashley’s intentions.

On the one hand, Lascelles may have signed the new deal after promises about extending Rafael Benitez’s deal and bringing in some fresh talent.

However, there is also a very real possibility that Ashley is simply driving the price up for next summer, something fans are well aware of.

Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…