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Lascelles In Big Move To Italian Giants?


There is some disconcerting news in Italy that Lazio is looking to bring Newcastle Captain Jamaal Lascelles to Rome this summer.

The report claims that Lazio are looking to strengthen their back line with the addition of Lascelles. Lazio have been continually linked with Brazilian Bruno Viana of Braga and Hoffenheim’s German defender Kevin Vogt recently but now have identified Jamaal as a target.

However, the Italians are very mistaken if they think our skipper can be prised for the quoted €16M in the piece. Newcastle, in a seller’s market, would demand at least three times as much.

There is also a reference to using Jordan Lukaku to tempt Newcastle into parting with the player who has been the heart of the team for the past three seasons. However, the report fails to mention that Lukaku failed a medical this January before a potential loan move and Antonio Barreca was instead brought in from Monaco.

Manager and Captain– imagine the scenes if both are gone this summer

With current starters Francesco Acerbi and Stefan Radu both well past the age of thirty, it does appear that Lazio is desperate to bring in at least one centre-back this summer.

We hope there is nothing to this report as Jamaal Lascelles has been a monumental influence to this squad. He and Rafa Benitez get on so well and represent the club with dignity and class.

Jamaal has been at Newcastle since the infamous summer of 2015. He had spent a year on loan at Nottingham Forest after being transferred along with Karl Darlow from Forest the summer prior.

He has made 137 appearances for Newcastle and has been our captain since being appointed as a 22-year old in 2016.

We just can’t imagine the scenario of both Rafa Benitez and Jamaal Lascelles leaving this summer.

Actually, we can. But we just don’t want to do that to ourselves at the moment.


92 comments so far

  • Posh_Geordie

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    No

    0
  • toon22

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Any money from the sale will be a nice little windfall for MAs fund to buy another shop

    Just like last year

    9
  • MaximusToon

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Is there any point to all these rumours? Until either club sold or Rafa signing a new contract then it’s all hot air

    15
  • Posh_Geordie

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Toon22

    I wonder if anyone else knows we should really call you Pepe 😀

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Nope, no, not happening, nein, niet and iie.

    Preferably not at all, but 100% not for 16M Euros.

    These Italians, always having a laugh, right? Remember when they suggested Rafa was about to sign for Chelsea again? Ooooh, we did chuckle!

    11
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Mediawatch: they are all on holiday together. Nobody has said a word for 2 weeks except The Chronicle and Ed and Neil.

    George Caulkin, Luke Edwards, Louise Taylor and Craig Hope all at the pool in Benidorm today drinking sangria with GeordieTom.

    4
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Bas Dost.

    2
  • kimbo

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    1st July Mark Hughes appointed as new manager.

    0
  • Tinman

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Deal for £30m+ reluctantly. Injured too often. Good teams have settled backlines for as a long as possible, it’s hard with Lascelles (that goes for Lejeune too). The injuries will likely become more regular as he ages too.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    kimbo, we’re not interested in what’s happening at Sunderland.

    10
  • DavidKelly9

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    I just dont get all these no comments if nothing is going on i am still in glass half full mood

    1
  • barkel

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    I agree, if it wasn’t happening there would be a comment from either side (well probably not NUFC) to say so

    4
  • IrishRob

    Jun 12, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Rob tbf toon22 probably is.

    2
  • kimbo

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #14

    RobLeenio,
    Speculation on what is going to happen before the 1st of July is a complete waste of time,on this date we will find out what the Slug is going to do. If Rafa had agreed a new contract then it would be all over the papers etc and do you honestly believe there is a buyer(fake news for the last 10 years).

    4
  • Sir Braveheart

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Rafa to sign a one year extension on or around the 21st of June.
    Deal to sell the club announced end of June. This will be the only and final statement from NUFC under Ashley.
    All goes through mid July.
    3 panic buys before transfer window shuts. Not terrible buys but not earth shattering ones either.
    Season of struggle ahead, mid table finish.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    The journalists get paid to write stories, not to stay silent. Why no stories? The journalist do not have NDAs. Quite the opposite. They usually talk absolute nonsense and yet no-one is saying a word at the moment. Time for Little Chrissie Waugh to do another interview with Ryder?

    1
  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    When the takeover does happen, it will most likely break when European markets open around 8 am. Sky sports will most likely get the nod to break the news and the fat tw@t will make an absolute wad through insider trading using a proxy.

    2
  • toon22

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Posh

    😉

    2
  • lesh

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #19

    TyneMouth

    Just about sums things up…..

    https://youtu.be/MGxjIBEZvx0

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #20

    kimbo “If Rafa had agreed a new contract then it would be all over the papers” – only if it had been released to the papers. Actually, I don’t think he has signed a contract with the current regime, but may have signed a pre-contract agreement with the incoming regime.

    From the above, you’ll probably gather that, yes, I do believe the sheikhover hype. I may yet be proven to be hopelessly naive, but I don’t think so this time.

    Just out of interest, did you read my post on the previous article which gave the full quoted statements from the BZ Group? I’m interested to know which parts of those statements are ambiguous or, if they are not ambiguous, why they are lying or how Ashley has induced them to lie.

    Not being argumentative, just genuinely interested how people can still doubt that there is at least an intent to buy the club, from some serious players.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #21

    Sadly sir Braveheart I feel you maybe right in your prediction. Doesn’t give me any satisfaction agreeing with you. Being a fan of this club for over 60 years and having no league success in that period drains all thoughts of winning anything from your soul.

    Didn’t the takeover of a billionaire Mike Ashley give us similar feeling of we will finally go on to win the league or cups.

    I will await the outcome but will not hold my breath. Too old for this shit, will never get excited about takeovers or new managers.

    10
  • johnboy

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22

    The companies are private companies not publicly listed so that’s unlikely!

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    NUFC is a private company owned by MASH holdings which is Ashley’s own money, not Sports Direct. The sale of NUFC would probably have no affect on Sports Direct. Maybe tangentially by giving Ashley funds to buy back Sports Direct, but I doubt it.

    There really IS NO NEWS if the best there is is wondering how a NUFC sale is being coordinated to make Fatty richer on the stock market.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    JD Sports is about a 30th the size of Sports Direct. I doubt they keep Ashley up at night.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Kimbo

    So you think all this takeover is fake news?

    2 statements and complete silence, company house records, Rafa contract, SD signs taking down!?

    Yeah, all this so Rafa can’t sign a contract lol

    So many paranoid and gullible lately.

    5
  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #26

    I’ve never been one to complain about Ed’s headlines but the one on this article is totally misleading. It’s written as if it’s actually happened. It should have read ‘alleged big move’, ‘supposed big move’ or ‘potential big move’. Bit of a naughty one there Ed old chap!

    7
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Rob

    True, everything is heading in the right direction with the takeover and people still think its bs.

    It’s laughable really.

    4
  • DavidKelly9

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Barkel even newcastle mate why would they sit back with all this frustration and delay in st deatails etc ? I am sure they have been told to say nothing as they is something happening

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #29

    With the total silence I would have predicted a frogfest. Everybody beaten down by the vacuum of news and Froggy filling the void gloating that we were in a mess. Why he gets his kicks from NUFC being in a mess I will never know.

    1
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #30

    Did you know “no comment” means, “yeah it’s happening” 🙂

    3
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #31

    Tony

    He will be missed when the takeover happens lol

    1
  • kimbo

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #32

    RobLeenio,
    If NDA`s have been signed we should not have heard anything about the deal. That is why I am suspicious that this is another publicity stunt,great excuse for Ashley to blame someone else when Rafa leaves.
    Rafa is seeing out the last days of his contract and then he is gone probably with a nice bonus for completing his agreement. Remember Rafa sacked his agent months ago for agreeing his contract.

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #33

    Kimbo: Rafa gone where? There are no jobs out there until Solskjaer is sacked or Tuchel at PSG.

    Chelsea? Give me a break!

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #34

    “If NDA`s have been signed we should not have heard anything about the deal” Well, true – unless any statement is pre-agreed by both parties. There was a delay between the story in the Sun and the 1st BZG statement of around 20 hours or so, more than enough time for BZG and NUFC to get their heads together and work something out. The second one came another 48 hours later, again plenty of time. Coupled with the absolute lack of a denial from NUFC, I think you have to take the statements in good faith.

    Anyway, answer me this. What could possibly induce a member of a respected Royal family and super-wealthy businessman to lie and risk the huge loss of face and respect which would follow?

    Finally, NDAs generally are bespoke agreements designed to protect different things from each signatory. In this case, NUFC will not be able to release details of the bidder or of the progress of the deal. BZG will not be able to release details of the deal financials or of the NUFC accounts.

    If either party wants to come out and give details which they are not forbidden to release, then that’s up to them.

    There’s a good article here on why Rafa split with Manuel Garcia Quilon, his former agent. It suggests that Quilon was not best suited to represent Rafa in England, nothing to do with any past contracts signed.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/newcastle-manager-rafa-benitez-agent-manuel-garcia-quilon-job-next-a8017021.html

    3
  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #35

    Neil

    You’re asking for trouble, wait until toonbrother reads this thread…

    6
  • Tsunki

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #36

    I mean priapic as in why make a statement at all? It’s not reassuring in any way, building up fan expectations of an imminent sale then going all quiet while the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed. If it was all this sure then why has Ashley said nothing? Are we saying Ashley has been made to sign an NDA but the buyer hasnt? 🙂

    Why would a major buyer step into a deal with trumpets blowing, attracting a competition? It’s not normal to advertise your intentions unless you’re buying something so toxic nobody else wants it and you don’t care who knows.

    Again I’m all for hope. But I’m suspicious of the circumstances surrounding this thing. I don’t get why a high rolling buyer would proceed this way. I don’t get why Ashley is quiet about it unless he has doubts or caveats about the sale he hasn’t had addressed yet.

    2
  • martoon

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #37

    kimbo @32 – We wouldn’t have heard anything if the Sun hadn’t leaked the news!

    3
  • Tsunki

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #38

    I don’t really see lascelles making this move but if he did it would be a very good one, barring moving to a top four pl side. Of course i hope he doesn’t – while other players have waxed and waned – and some from the sublime to ridiculous mind you – he has been consistently our best player over all the time he has been here and a worthy captain. If he stays for many years in a successful Toon side he will be a club legend without doubt. There. I said it.

    8
  • oldarse

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #39

    headlines on this blog getting more like the Chron’s come on cross the t’s and dot the i’s please enough speculation as near as damit will do

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    dig-n-dig22
    the fat tw@t will make an absolute wad through insider trading using a proxy.

    This is very hard to do with a private limited company

    Nay

    It’s freakin’ impossible

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