Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has suggested he would be open to staying at the club for rest of his playing career.
The ace has been with the Magpies since 2014 after joining from Nottingham Forest, and has made 157 appearances in total for the club.
Lascelles joined the Premier League 100 club after turning out against Crystal Palace last weekend, and is eyeing a lengthy stay at St. James’ Park following the milestone.
He said (Chronicle): “From playing first-team football the players who have caught my eye are the ones who stay at a club the whole time.
“I think that’s a bit more special than a player who skips around teams – a season here and there, whereas a player who sticks at one club and has a relationship with the fans, and the city, and Newcastle as a whole, I’d much prefer to do it that way.”
Captain Lascelles has proven to be an important signing for the club down the years.
The 26-year-old has largely been consistent for the Magpies, and in 2016 assumed the role of skipper following the departure of Fabrizio Coloccini.
TBR’s view – Lascelles Newcastle’s leader
£40,000-a-week star Lascelles (Spotrac) has been a good servant for the club since his arrival from Forest, and arguably it’s his leadership which is his best trait.
The star probably isn’t quite at the same level as the likes of Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune when everyone’s at their best, but Lascelles certainly brings a lot to the table in terms of experience, presence and leadership.
Obviously anything can happen, but right now there’s no reason why he can’t stay at the club for a long time and rack up hundreds of appearances for the Magpies.