David Ornstein has confirmed on his official Twitter page that Newcastle United have reached an agreement with Norwich City over the signing of Jamal Lewis in the summer transfer window.
According to a tweet from the football journalist, the transfer fee will be £15 million plus add-ons.
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 6, 2020
Indeed, the Tyneisde club seem to have beaten off competition from the likes of Leicester City and Liverpool, with the latter reportedly having a £10 million bid rejected for the Canaries man, who is under contract at Carrow Road until 2023.
Despite the relegation of NCFC from the top flight to the EFL Championship in the last term under German boss Daniel Farke, Lewis still had a relatively good season.
In the 28 matches that he played in the EPL, the Northern Irish international showed his defensive qualities by averaging two clearances and 1.8 tackles per game, while also demonstrating his attacking prowess by averaging 1.2 successful dribbles per game, as per Sofascore.
Is Lewis worth £15 million?
Lewis was one of the players that stood out in a rather dismal campaign for Norwich, so much so that none other than Jurgen Klopp came knocking at his door.
However, it looks as if Steve Bruce may have won the race to sign the promising left-back, who could fill in a problem position for the English manager given that Danny Rose and Jetro Willems have both returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively following both of their loan spells at St James’ Park in the 2019/20 campaign.
At just 22 years of age as well, Lewis has the potential to occupy that role in the North East for several years, providing that the Magpies can get the deal over the line for the talented full-back of course.
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