Revealed: Majority of Newcastle United fans opposed to Jansson as Lascelles replacement

It is hugely unlikely that Newcastle United will allow Jamaal Lascelles to be snapped up by another club, and if they do, the Magpies will not concede without a fight.

The defender has become a leader at the back and has fully embraced the captaincy role handed to him by manager Rafael Benitez.

Last week, Sky Sports News reported that West Ham United had tabled a £20m bid, rising to £25m in add-ons for Lascelles.

According to the broadcaster, Newcastle rejected the deal, and since then a number of Premier League clubs have been linked to the defender.

Good news came for the Magpies on Monday, though, as The Shields Gazette quoted Lascelles as saying that he is content with life at St James’ Park.

With that in mind, it would be hugely surprising if the centre-back left Newcastle this summer, but if it did happen, who would the North-East outfit move for?

We asked you whether Leeds United’s Pontus Jansson, who has been capped 17 times by Sweden, would be a viable option.

It is clear that the centre-back is not quite up to Lascelles’s standard, but he has been a key player and leader for the Whites and it is time for him to be tested at the top level.

However, the results of our poll indicate that Newcastle fans would not be best pleased if Jansson signed in the next few weeks.