Lewis Hall has been signed on a season-long loan with Newcastle and we have an obligation to buy the player for £28M, plus £7M add-ons next summer, depending on how well Hall and Newcastle do in subsequent seasons.
Lewis seems like a lovely, ambitious lad with his feet firmly on the ground.
This boy can become another great player at Newcastle over the next decade or so – and it’s another great signing by our recruitment team.
This is what the 18-year-old said on signing for the club he has supported, with his father having been born and bred in Newcastle:
“I’m very proud. Me and my family are Newcastle fans, and for me and my brother growing up, it was drilled into us that we were Newcastle. It’s a big club and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I got a lot of experience last year in some big fixtures and I was really proud of the way I progressed as a player and a person.”
“To now be here at Newcastle, the club that I’ve supported since I was a kid, I’m honored and very proud to wear this shirt.”
“It’s very exciting. When you look back on last season and the way the team performed – not just the results, but the performances the team were putting in – it was amazing.”
“There’s so many talented players and we’ve got the Champions League now as well so there’s many different competitions that I know the team will be wanting to do well in, and hopefully get a trophy or two as well.”
This is what Newcastle United head coach, Eddie Howe, said about his new player:
“I’m delighted to welcome Lewis to Newcastle United.”
“He is a player we have tracked closely, as have a number of clubs, so it’s very pleasing to secure him and to add a player of his quality, versatility and high potential to our squad.”
“I’d like to thank everyone involved for their tireless work to bring in the players we have.”
“A lot of time, effort, and resource goes into a transfer window, but we have a real togetherness at all levels here and I appreciate that teamwork and support.”
This may be our last signing of this summer, but I have a feeling we could bring in one more first-team player before the transfer window slams shut.
What do you think?