By Russell Edge
Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to react to the news that Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new contract with the club.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2017
The 23-year-old has enjoyed an extremely bright start to the season, impressing at the heart of the defence while also managing to get up the other end and score two goals in his appearances this campaign.
Fans were understandably delighted with the news, and turned to Twitter to voice their delight at the long term deal for their star man.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Lascelles signs new 6 year deal. Quality. ⚫⚪
— James Birchall (@Birchall_87) October 6, 2017
Few players come to mind who thoroughly deserve a new deal more than Jamaal Lascelles.
An exemplary professional and model captain. © https://t.co/Xtpjchdkae
— The Spectator's View (@thespectoview) October 6, 2017
— NUFC1892 (@TOONANDY1986) October 6, 2017
Fully deserved. A great player with a great attitude.
— Tom Lynch (@Tom_NUFC) October 6, 2017
Lascelles is improving all the time and is a great captain of our football club. Pleased he’s signed this new contract. #nufc
— Brian Parkin (@BrianNUFC) October 6, 2017
Perfect attitude and gives his all and therefore glad he has signed on
— Daniel Rutherford (@chanchinease123) October 6, 2017
— Scott Peoples (@peoples_scott) October 6, 2017
Lascelles joined the Magpies from Nottingham Forest in 2014, spending another season on loan with his former club before making his debut for Newcastle in 2015.
He has made 76 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals, and was handed the captain’s armband by boss Rafael Benitez ahead of the club’s sole season in the Championship.
He formed an impressive partnership with Ciaran Clark at the heart of the defence to ensure Newcastle returned to the top flight at the first time of asking, and the duo have continued their fine form in the Premier League.
In other Newcastle United news, a first team star was taken to hospital after suffering a broken bone in training.