Nottingham Forest players 20 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles and 23 year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow had their medicals at Newcastle last Monday afternoon, but nothing has yet been announced by the club, so we are wondering why the announcement has been delayed.
Jamaal Lascelles – Nottingham Forest center-back
We are sure there is some good reason why the two youngsters haven’t been announced – we just don’t know what it is.
Manager Alan Pardew and the Nottingham Forest officials are talking as if the deal is complete and all cut and dried.
We don’t expect there to be a hitch, and we are loaning back the two players to Forest so they can continue to get experience playing in the Championship next season, and it’s a great deal for Newcastle.
In a year’s time these lads should be worth more than the £7M Newcastle paid for the two, and that’s one reason why Forest manager Stuart Pearce seemed to be against the transfer.
We would expect Jamaal in particular to be ready to be part of Newcastle’s first team squad next summer, but we really could have done with a good center-back brought in this summer – and maybe we’ll still get one.
Here are the incoming transfers so far at Newcastle this summer:
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
And here are the outgoing transfers, with Adam Campbell going to Fleetwood Town on an initial one month loan deal – which was announced yesterday:
|Sylvain Marveaux||Season Loan||Guingamp (France)|
|Shola Ameobi||Free||Gaziantep (Turkey)|
|Adam Campbell||One Month Loan||Fleetwood Town|
|Jamaal Lascelles||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa||Season Loan £600K||Roma|
|Hatem Ben Arfa||Season Loan||Hull City|
If and when we announce the two Nottingham Forest players – they will be part of both tables.
And now that we’ve written about Jamaal and Karl – look for Newcastle to shortly announce their signings – that’s the way these things work isn’t it? 😀
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