Newcastle United fans have suggested that they don’t want the club to even consider swapping Jamaal Lascelles for Jordan Lukaku.
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.
No. No. No.— David Punton (@DavePunton) June 13, 2019
Laughable.— Simon (@LittleHenryD) June 13, 2019
We aren't going to accept that considering we sent him back in January— Callum McKenzie (@CalMck10) June 13, 2019
IF @Lascelles16 DID leave, I wouldn't hold it against him. Sadly, anyone who joins us or stays with us when there's interest elsewhere, you HAVE to question their sanity.— The Ipswich Magpie (@IpswichMagpie) June 13, 2019
Who would WANT to join or stay with this mess?!
No way that would be a terrible deal. Maybe one of their better players but Lukaku, no thanks— Southern Magpie (@southern_magpie) June 13, 2019
He’s not the best defender in PL but his mentality is A+, would take something crazy for me to trade him.— Jimmy (@Suppe77) June 14, 2019
Lol these guys think they're dealing with Bologna or Genoa— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) June 13, 2019
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.
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