Jamaal Lascelles signs new six-year contract at Newcastle until 2024 as captain pens £70,000-a-week deal
- Newcastle announced on Thursday that Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new deal
- He has signed a six-year deal on wages believed to be £70,000-a-week
- The 24-year-old only penned his previous deal with the club last October
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year contract with manager Rafa Benitez labelling him ‘the future of the club’.
The centre back only penned his previous deal last October but the Magpies have agreed to improved terms – believed to be £70,000-a-week on par with Jonjo Shelvey. The deal ties him to St James’ Park until June, 2024.
Lascelles, 24, said: ‘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.
Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year deal with Newcastle – keeping him there until 2024
The 24-year-old captain will earn wages believes to be in the region of £70,000-a-week
‘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.’
Benitez, whose winless side remain in the Premier League bottom three, added: ‘I’m really pleased to see Jamaal sign a contract extension. He’s the future of the club and someone who really cares.
‘The fans are looking for players who care about the team and the club, and he is one of these players.
‘He’s still a young player, still a young captain and still a young centre-back, so we’re talking about a player who has a great future, because normally you consider the peak of a centre back could be between 28 years old and 30 years old, so still he has plenty of room for improvement.
‘He’s keen to learn and he’s working hard, trying to be a better player every day, so it is good news for the club.’
Lascelles will be hoping he and his team-mates they can get to winning ways against Watford
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