for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up
Sports News

Newcastle sign left back Lewis from Norwich

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Everton - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - June 24, 2020 Norwich City's Jamal Lewis in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tim Keeton/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Newcastle United have signed Northern Ireland left back Jamal Lewis from Championship (second-tier) side Norwich City on a five-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Newcastle did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported they paid around 15 million pounds ($19.52 million) for the 22-year-old who had three years left on his contract at Norwich, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Lewis played 100 games in all competitions for Norwich since making his debut in 2017.

“It was a little bit unexpected but it was something that I was obviously looking forward to when I heard that there was serious interest, so I’m delighted to be here now,” Lewis told the club website.

Lewis’s signing follows the arrival of winger Ryan Fraser and striker Callum Wilson as manager Steve Bruce looks to build a side that pushes for a top-half finish after ending 13th last term.

Newcastle begin their new Premier League campaign at West Ham United on Saturday.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up