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Why Man Utd Missed Out On Premier League Defender Revealed

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Three-time European champions Manchester United could have signed highly rated Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles during the winter transfer window.

This is according to the sources close to ESPN.

It was revealed that the 25-year-old was on the list of the transfer targets at Manchester United while former manager Jose Mourinho was still at the club.

Italian Serie A stars like Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) and Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) were the top targets on the said transfer list but Lascelles was also on it.

Jamal Lascelles is a key player for the Magpies having joined the Northeast club from hometown team Nottingham Forest in 2014.

The English centre back signed for Newcastle United from the former European champions alongside compatriot and shot stopper Karl Darlow.

He was named the Newcastle United captain shortly after the Magpies suffered relegation from the Premier League in 2016.

Jamaal Lascelles led his team back to the English top flight at the start of last season before helping the Magpies to a top-10 finish at the end of the league campaign.

He recently signed a new contract at Newcastle United until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Lascelles has played 22 times for Newcastle United in the Premier League this season.

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