Newcastle United are now set to make a significant financial loss on Jamal Lewis this summer.
The Lowdown: Left out
The Northern Ireland international is one of three players to have been left out of the Magpies’ 25-man squad for the second half of the Premier League season, with Ciaran Clark and Isaac Hayden the others not to make the cut after the flurry of January arrivals.
Should Newcastle sell Lewis?
It duly leaves his future at St James’ Park in doubt, given his lack of game-time.
The Latest: Transfer loss
As per Football Insider, a source on Tyneside has revealed that Newcastle have now decided to sell Lewis as part of a major squad overhaul in the summer and will only ask for a transfer fee in the region of £8m.
This would represent a ‘significant loss’ for the Toon, who signed him for £15m from Norwich City in 2020.
The Verdict: Get rid
Selling Lewis for that kind of price would represent a sizeable loss, but given his omission from the Premier League squad, Newcastle simply just need to get rid.
Nonetheless, with the mega riches that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium boast, it should not hit them too hard financially if Lewis is sold at a loss.
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