Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has revealed past interest from Everton and Arsenal.
Lascelles came through the ranks at Nottingham Forest before making the move to Newcastle in the summer of 2014.
“The Arsenal interest, it was there. I think it was definitely there. I cannot remember who my agent was at the time, he told the Getting Messi Podcast.
“But not much was fed back to me because I was 18 and concentrating on my job. My Dad wanting it to not affect me or my ego. That was kind of kept away from me.
“The Everton thing, I actually went to the Everton training ground and had a look around and stuff.
“They were interested. I am not sure why it didn't happen but they were interested as well. As a kid, there has always been paper talk and speculation."