Newcastle have finally announced our two new signings Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee, and obviously our article of yesterday helped to bring that about. 😀
Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow
Both players will be sent back to Nottingham Forest on loan for the season, and they represent our 8th and 9th signings this summer – so far.
This is what Jamaal Lascelles said after the signing:
“As soon as I found out about the move I was over the moon.” It’s a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fan base, a big history and an unbelievable stadium.¨
“First, I am going back to Forest for another season and that will be great for my development. Hopefully I can come here next summer an even better player.”
Goalkeeper Darlow had this to say after his signing:
“I’m delighted for it all to be sorted and I can’t wait to get started here at Newcastle.” “The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.
“I’m looking forward to the future.”
And Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew had this to say:
“It is a real coup to have signed two of the finest young talents in English football outside of the Premier League.””Jamaal and Karl will be a big part of the future of this Club.¨
¨They have both performed outstandingly in the Championship over the last couple of years and I have no doubt they will be able step up to this level once they return from their loan at Nottingham Forest.”
These two players are ones for the future at Newcastle, but they are also terrific signings and the fee is supposed to be around £7M.
But if they have good seasons for Nottingham Forest, they will already be worth a lot more than £7M when they finally are at Newcastle and in the first team squad.
They will also be better players, and it’s very important that Newcastle keep signing these young players – especially young Englishmen.
When was the last time Newcastle brought in nine players in a transfer window?
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