Newcastle United are set to confirm the signing of Jamal Lewis as Sky Sports have reported that the Norwich City ace is currently undergoing a medical ahead of a £15 million move.
As per the outlet, the player sat out Northern Ireland’s 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Norway in the UEFA Nations League last night in order to complete his move to St. James’ Park.
Is Lewis worth £15 million?
Indeed, the Tyneside club seem to have beaten off competition from the likes of Leicester City and Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s team reportedly having a £10 million bid rejected for the Canaries man.
Despite the relegation of NCFC from the top flight to the EFL Championship in the last season under German coach Daniel Farke, Lewis still had a relatively good term at Carrow Road.
In the 28 games that he played in England’s highest division, the 22-year old showed his defensive qualities by averaging two clearances and 1.8 tackles per match, while also demonstrating his attacking prowess by averaging 1.2 successful dribbles per game, according to Sofascore.
It looks as if, pending a successful medical, Steve Bruce may have won the race to sign the promising left-back, who could fill in a problem position for the English coach given that Danny Rose and Jetro Willems have both returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively following both of their loan spells in the North East in the 2019/20 campaign.
At just 22 years of age as well, Lewis has the potential to occupy that role for the Magpies for several years to come.
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