April 19, 2024

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles and Lewis Hall will be at St James’ Park next season.

Club captain Lascelles has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his time on Tyneside.

The Newcastle manager also revealed that Hall would be at St James’ Park for’many years’, with the midfielder set to make a permanent move from Chelsea.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan from the Blues to Newcastle, but a £28 million transfer is expected in the summer, which should satisfy Howe.

Lascelles has been at the club since 2014, when he arrived from Nottingham Forest alongside Karl Darlow.

He was appointed club captain in 2016 after the club was relegated from the Premier League.

Since then, the Englishman has made 249 appearances for Newcastle and has played an important part this season in the absence of Sven Botman.


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The Dutchman’s knee injury early in the season paved the way for Lascelles.

He has appeared in all but one Champions League game this season, as well as 15 Premier League games.

And Howe is thrilled that he will be staying.

Speaking live on talkSPORT ahead of Newcastle’s game against Chelsea, he stated: “He has a deal with us next season.

“He’s done an incredible job as the group’s leader and captain.

“His game has really developed, and he’s played an important part of the season, and when he’s played, he’s been excellent.”

Hall’s condition has been unclear.


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The talented Englishman supports Newcastle United but has made few appearances this season.

He has made only eight Premier League appearances, totaling 104 minutes.

The 19-year-old has been an unused substitute 24 times and made his last outing for the Magpies in early January.

Despite this, Howe has acknowledged that the prerequisites for his loan agreement to be made permanent are nearly complete.

At the same press conference, Howe stated, “I am preparing for Lewis to be here for many years.”

I believe in him. He was brought here for a long time. There is no magic wand; sometimes all you need is patience, which I understand is a precious commodity.

This year has been an odd one for Hall because, despite all of his injuries, Howe has refused to utilize the left-back.

However, he is still young, and it appears that he will play a key role at St James’ Park in the coming years.













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