Newcastle United have accomplished the signing of left-back Jamal Lewis, who was stated to be the topic of a rejected Liverpool bid final month.

Lewis, 22, was relegated with Norwich Metropolis final season, having impressed within the Championship throughout the earlier marketing campaign.

Liverpool reportedly moved to signal the Northern Eire worldwide for £10m however had their provide turned away by Norwich.

An asking value of £20m was mooted, but it’s stated Newcastle have now signed Lewis for round £15m.

Liverpool subsequently as a substitute introduced in Kostas Tsimikas as back-up to Andy Robertson.

Lewis agreed a five-year contract with Newcastle on Tuesday, having missed Northern Eire’s 5-1 defeat to Norway a day earlier amid mounting hypothesis.

“It was a bit bit sudden however it was one thing that I used to be clearly trying ahead to after I heard that there was critical curiosity, so I am delighted to be right here now,” Lewis instructed his new membership’s official web site.

He turns into Newcastle’s third signing of the week, following Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, who each joined from Bournemouth – for £20m and on a free switch, respectively – on Monday.

Printed 09 Sep 2020, 00:10 IST


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