Kristof Terreur is the Premier League correspondent for @HLN and @vtmnieuws and he has reported that Newcastle are on the verge of signing Jordan Lukaku, who is the brother of Manchester United’s Romelu.
The 5ft 10ins tall 24-year-old left back is on the books of Lazio whom he joined in 2016 from Belgium club Oostende.
And the Guardian are reporting it’s a done deal and that Lukaku has joined the club on loan until the end of the season.
Most other reports are that onlt the deal has been agreed and Lukaku will be signed tomorrow – presumably after a medical at Newcastle.
So that’s a left back in for Rafa Benitez – now we need a number 10 and a striker.
We have an option to buy the player in the summer – so that’s exactly what we need so that Rafa can first take a look at the defender.
There’s also news that his older brother Romelu is delighted his brother will be joining him in England.
Jordan has played for all of the Belgium youth sides and 7 times for the senior team.
— Kristof Terreur ?? (@HLNinEngeland) January 24, 2019
Lukaka was signed by Lazio for €4M back in 2016 and he made his senior international debut for Belgium back in 2015 and was part of their squad at UEFA Euro 2016.
He did not make the Belgium squad for last year’s World Cup in Russia.
This is a good start now we need at a minimum of two more players – as long as we get them on loan with an option to buy – that’s fine.
What do you think?