The defender is set for a St. James’ Park pay rise after opening discussions over a new long-term contract with Magpies chiefs
The Magpies captain is currently the toast of the Toon Army after his match-winning display on Sunday.
Jamaal Lascelles has opened contract talks with Newcastle
The centre-half is set for a pay rise at the Magpies
Lascelles blocked an effort on the line before heading the only goal to secure Newcastle three points at Swansea.
And the Chronicle claim his fine form is set to be rewarded with a new deal.
The 23-year-old still has three years left on his current deal at St. James’ Park.
But he is now due to receive a pay rise following discussions with club officials.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez made Lascelles captain in 2016 and views the centre-half as a key figure inside the dressing-room.
The ex-Nottingham Forest man has been linked with Premier League big boys Chelsea and Liverpool over the past year.
Lascelles is a firm favourite at Newcastle
And after he has continued to impress following the return to the top-flight, Toon chiefs want to secure his long-term future at the club.
Lascelles appears to be loving life under Benitez and has spoken of his determination to continue improving from working with the Spaniard.
He said previously: “I am still young, still 23.
Lascelles joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2014
Rafa Benitez made him captain in the summer of 2016
And he skippered them to Championship glory in his first season as leader
“I still have a lot to improve on. I know that, everybody knows that, the manager knows that.
“But I am a listener and a learner. I will always work hard.”
Jamaal Lascelles clears an attempt off the line and then scores for Newcastle at Swansea
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