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…
He’ll be the best defender in the championship next season. No doubt
— Paul Montgomerie (@Paulo_Macdonald) November 1, 2018
Wow! Didn’t see that coming. Either he knows something or there’s a clause. Either way, I don’t care – great news!
— Steve Cundall (@stevecundall) November 1, 2018
Why am I reading good news
— Phil Aspin (@philaspin) November 1, 2018
Put him on a long term contract so we can get more coin for him when he goes ! ?
— KennyB (@Bell84Kenneth) November 1, 2018
Good news but that won’t stop Ashley from selling him given the chance.
— Bud lightyear (@ScholefieldAlex) November 1, 2018
But there’s no money according to some. Well done Mike Ashley. This lad will go on to huge things, mark my words.
— Geoff Stepping (@GeoffStepping) November 1, 2018
Jesus christ, was not expecting that! Great news
— shaun johnston (@shauni46) November 1, 2018