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Jamaal Lascelles delighted to pen bumper Newcastle contract

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has penned a new six-year deal.

The Toon defender, 23, has signed fresh terms to keep him at St James' Park until 2023.

Lascelles said: “I'm over the moon. I love the city, the football and the fans.

“Everything about it, I enjoy so I'm happy to be tied down for the next six years here.

“We've got a group of ambitious lads, the fans are excellent and the manager has got trust in me, so I'm really happy here and I want to take the club as high as it can go."

Boss Rafa Benitez added: “As soon as I made the decision to make Jamaal the captain of Newcastle, he rose to the challenge and he has developed as a player and a character.

“He has proven himself to be a very good leader and a good role model too.

“He has also improved as a player, responding well to our advice and guidance and getting better with every game."

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