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​New long term deal for Newcastle skipper Lascelles

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year deal with the Magpies.

"I'm over the moon. Since I came to Newcastle I've been happy. I love the city, the football, the fans," the 23 year old said.

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

Boss Rafael Benitez said Lascelles had "proven himself to be a very good leader and a good role model too".

He added: "He has also improved as a player, responding well to our advice and guidance and getting better with every game. I would like to congratulate him on his new contract, it is very well deserved."

Ian Ferris
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