Jamaal Lascelles has admitted that he is ‘over the moon’ to sign a new six-year contract at Newcastle United.
The Magpies have had a dreadful start to the season, picking up just three points so far in their first 10 Premier League matches, and are still without a win.
The main problem for Newcastle though seems to be scoring goals, with the defence managing to keep three clean sheets so far, with captain Lascelles being at the heart of that defence.
Despite having been linked with a number of other Premier League clubs, with Chelsea thought to have sent scouts to watch him in recent months, the former Nottingham Forest centre-back has signalled his intent to stay at St James Park by committing his future to the club until 2024, much to his delight.
“I’m over the moon – it’s great news to be tied down to Newcastle for a long time. It’s pretty much all I ever wanted: playing in the Premier League in front of amazing fans,” the 24-year-old told NUFC.co.uk.
“I think now as players, we just need to give the fans what they deserve. We need to put in the performances and make it even more special.
“Since I’ve been here, everything’s been really positive and now I need to get my head down and get this team higher up the league.”