Luke Edwards has now revealed some Newcastle United transfer news involving Jamal Lewis.
The Lowdown: Left out
In an update shared from the official website of the St. James’ Park faithful on Thursday, Lewis is now one of three players to have been left out of their 25-man squad for the second half of the Premier League season.
Should Newcastle sell Lewis?
Ciaran Clark and Isaac Hayden also miss out to make way for new signings Bruno Guimaraes, Matt Targett and Dan Burn.
This feels a pretty significant moment for Lewis in particular, being younger than his two teammates and hailed as ‘excellent’ and ‘so athletic’ by Eddie Howe.
The Latest: Leaving?
Taking to Twitter, The Daily Telegraph journalist Edwards has revealed that Lewis will now be going out on loan abroad, after being left out of the squad:
“I believe Jamal Lewis will be heading abroad on loan after he was left out of #nufc 25-man squad.”
Some transfer windows are still open, such as in Turkey, Switzerland and Russia.
The Verdict: Let him go
After the North East club brought in left-back Targett from Aston Villa on Transfer Deadline Day, it should now pave way for Lewis to go.
They already have cover in that position in Matt Ritchie, and Lewis needs to try and rekindle some form elsewhere now that he will not be playing top flight games.
The Northern Ireland international currently ranks in the bottom six Magpies players in terms of performance in the league so far this term, and with only five appearances made in total (WhoScored), needs to get some game time elsewhere.
He could have gone on loan to Birmingham City in the Championship, but with the domestic window now shut, going abroad is his only other option.
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