Kaveh Solhekol has confirmed on his official Twitter page that Newcastle United are interested in signing Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis in the summer transfer window.
As per a tweet from the Sky Sports transfer guru, the Canaries are looking for a fee of £20m after turning down a £10m bid from reigning Premier League champions Liverpool.
Should Newcastle pay £20 million for Lewis?
However, the Tyneside club may face competition from Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City for Lewis, who is under contract at Carrow Road until 2023.
Leicester City and Newcastle United are two of the clubs looking at signing Norwich City left back Jamal Lewis. Liverpool made a £10m bid which was rejected last month. Norwich value him at £20m. He is under contract until 2023.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) September 2, 2020
Indeed, despite Norwich’s relegation from the top flight to the Championship last season under German coach Daniel Farke, Lewis still had a relatively good campaign.
In the 28 games that he played in England’s highest division, the Northern Ireland international showed his defensive qualities by averaging two clearances and 1.8 tackles per game, while also demonstrating his attacking exploits by averaging 1.2 successful dribbles per match, according to Sofascore.
Lewis was one of the players that stood out in a rather dismal campaign for Norwich, so much so that Jurgen Klopp came knocking at his door.
Steve Bruce now has an opportunity to sign the promising left-back, who could fill in a problem position for the manager given that Danny Rose and Jetro Willems have both returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively following their loan spells at St James’ Park.
At just 22 years of age, Lewis has the potential to occupy that role for several years, providing that the Magpies are willing to pay the £20m asking price for the talented full-back.
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