Newcastle sign Norwich player Jamal Lewis for £15 million

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Jamal Lewis from Norwich City, with the Magpies spending around £15m as transfer fee, according to 90MIN.

Earlier this summer, Liverpool had shown interest to hire the services of the young left-back but the Canaries had rejected £10 million offer for the player.

The Tyneside club have since been pursuing the 22-year-old and now they have completed the deal.

Lewis underwent his medical on Tuesday as Newcastle wanted to include the young player into their squad in time for their season-opener against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Steve Bruce’s side have already completed the signings of Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick, and now they have landed the talented left-back who has earned 13 caps for Northern Ireland.

He told the club’s website:

“It was a little bit unexpected but it was something that I was obviously looking forward to when I heard that there was serious interest, so I’m delighted to be here now.

“Newcastle’s such a great club with such history and I knew it was an opportunity I would love to take with both hands.”

Wilson joined St James’ Park after the Magpies paid £20 million to Bournemouth who suffered relegation to the second-tier at the end of last campaign, while Fraser joined on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with the Cherries.

The Tyneside club had previously been asked to pay around £18 million for the 22-year-old, but after considering other options, they were able to reach an agreement with Norwich for the talented player.

Jamal will be expected to replace the role of Danny Rose who departed the club after his loan deal at St James’ Park expired.

He clocked up 28 Premier League appearances last season for Daniel Farke’s side with one goal to his name too.

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