Liverpool – and a host of Premier League clubs – have been linked with a move for Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in recent times – but the defender has refuted those claims in a recent interview with Geordie paper the Shields Gazette.
â€śThis is the happiest Iâ€™ve been. Iâ€™m playing week in, week out, and Iâ€™m the captain here,â€ť he said. â€śThe fans love me. Iâ€™ve got a good relationship with them, because I love them. And weâ€™re doing well, too.
â€śIâ€™m very happy here. You hear things â€“ you hear rumours and stuff â€“ but Iâ€™m a young player, and I need to be playing football at a good club â€“ and thatâ€™s what this is.
â€śOverall, itâ€™s been an unreal season as far as Iâ€™m concerned, both for me personally, and, more importantly, for the club.
â€śThis is the right club for me at the right time,â€ť said the former England Under-21 international. â€śWe have a huge fanbase, an amazing manager, and this club is massive. It has so much history.
â€śAs captain, I want to see how far we can go â€“ and, potentially, take it back to where it belongs.â€ť