Newcastle United fans react to Lazio's interest in Jamaal Lascelles

Jamaal Lascelles passes the ball during the Newcastle  United Warm Weather Training session at La Finca Golf Resort on February 15, 2019 in Callosa de Segura, Spain.

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has been linked with a move away from St. James' Park.

Jamaal Lascelles speaks to the media after the Newcastle United Training session at Carton House on July 16, 2018, in Kildare, Ireland.

Newcastle United fans have suggested that they don’t want the club to even consider swapping Jamaal Lascelles for Jordan Lukaku.

Il Messagero in Italy has suggested that Lazio are interested in the Newcastle centre-back and will attempt to make a swap deal this summer.

 

Newcastle have been interested in Lukaku before, and he could be used as a sweetener in any deal.

However, Magpies fans have urged Rafael Benitez to bat away any offer for Lascelles, as they want to keep the commanding centre-back.

Lascelles is actually fighting for a place in Newcastle’s starting line-up right now.

Benitez is a massive fan of the centre-back, but Newcastle’s options in the heart of their defence are strong.

Fabian Schar has established himself as Newcastle’s top centre-back after a brilliant debut campaign, and it is arguable that when Florian Lejeune is fit, he is ahead of Lascelles in the pecking order.

If Lazio are to make a bid for Lascelles they could be waiting a while to get a response from Newcastle.

The Magpies are not doing any transfer business until they sort of Benitez’s future, with the Spaniard having just over two weeks remaining on his contract.

Rafael Benitez the manager

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