Newcastle United have made a bid in the region of £15m for left-back Jamal Lewis, according to the Athletic journalist, Michael Bailey.
Morning. I understand Newcastle Utd have bid for Jamal Lewis. Initial deal worth £15m + significant add-ons.
Unlike Liverpool, I think this gets done eventually.
— Michael Bailey (@michaeljbailey) September 5, 2020
Liverpool were interested in signing the 22-year-old from Norwich City who were relegated to the Championship last season.
However, the Reds failed in their attempt to lure him to make a move to Anfield. The Reds made an offer of an initial £8 million rising to £10 million for Lewis last month.
Newcastle United have now made a move for Lewis. The Magpies have submitted a bid on Friday.
The report claims that Norwich are expected to agree to the deal worth an initial £15 million, rising significantly depending on performance-related add-ons.
The 22-year-old is currently on duty with Northern Ireland and would be Norwich’s first major sale following Premier League relegation.
It will be Newcastle’s first signing to involve a fee this summer, following the collapse of their Saudi Arabian-backed takeover.
This has been a busy transfer window for the Canaries.
They have just completed their 11th signing of the summer yesterday, adding Burnley centre-back Ben Gibson on a season-long loan with an £8 million obligation to buy on promotion.
The Magpies are also reportedly close to signing Rogerio. They have made an offer to sign Callum Wilson as well.