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Newcastle should lastly bin off Jamal Lewis

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Newcastle United beneath Mike Ashley have been hardly given loads of cash to spend, so after they did it was irritating to see it thrown down the drain.

Till lately, Joelinton regarded like he is perhaps an enormous flop given his £40m price, earlier than he accomplished his sensational turnaround, however one participant unlikely to carry out such a miracle is Jamal Lewis.

Ought to Jamal Lewis have been given one other probability beneath Howe?

Sure

No

No

Signed by Steve Bruce for £15m, on the time it appeared to be a sensible transfer to fulfil their left-back place for the foreseeable future.

Even Kaveh Solhekol anticipated large issues from the Northern Eire worldwide: “Jamal Lewis is so extremely rated, it was solely a few weeks in the past that Liverpool have been making an attempt to signal him. 

“Though Norwich completed backside of the Premier League final season, he was one of many standout performers for them. On paper, it seems to be like a superb signing for Newcastle United.”

Sadly for the journalist and the Magpies, the sport will not be performed on paper.

The complete-back has struggled since making the swap to St James’ Park, having made simply 33 appearances in all competitions over his two years on the membership. He’s but to attain, and assisted simply as soon as.

It doesn’t come as an ideal shock, nonetheless, to see him characteristic so little, as in his restricted appearances final season he averaged a SofaScore score of 6.49.

This enormous drop-off in type and sport time has unsurprisingly seen his worth plummet too, with CIES Soccer Observatory score him at simply €3m (£2.6m) now.

Simply final January he was deemed surplus to necessities on Tyneside, with a ruthless Eddie Howe immediately opting to signal Matt Targett as a substitute of enjoying him.

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny labelled his determination to stay round at Newcastle as “actually unusual”, questioning: “Would you not reasonably go on the market and show the membership improper or attempt to earn a spot for subsequent season.”


Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

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Bruce was handed a big sum of cash in comparison with different managers beneath the Ashley reign, and this specific outlay represents a disappointing switch for the membership.

Fortunately, given the brand new proprietor’s insane wealth, they won’t thoughts shedding out on the defensive dud.



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