Newcastle will ‘almost certainly’ let ‘brilliant’ star leave as latest round of exit talks are held

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The latest update on exit-bound Newcastle United ace.

Newcastle United have entered another round of talks with Watford over a potential deal for Jamal Lewis this window. The Hornets are very keen to bring the left-back to Vicarage Road this summer, having identified him as a top priority target to bolster their squad.

According to the Northern Echo, conversations are ongoing between the two sides as Watford hope to bring Lewis in on a season-long loan deal. Swansea City are also interested in the 25-year-old but their Championship rivals are said to be in a more advanced stage of discussions.

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The report claims that Newcastle will ‘almost certainly’ give the green light for Lewis to leave this summer, with them already stacked on the left side with Dan Burn, Matt Targett and Paul Dummett at their disposal. Plus, they are also on the market for another full-back option ahead of a thrilling 2023/24 season in the Premier League.

As it stands currently though, extensive terms are yet to be agreed between the two outfits and Lewis remains part of Eddie Howe’s pre-season squad.

The defender has been with the Magpies since 2020 when he joined from Norwich City but he has struggled to implement himself into a regular role. Last season, Lewis made just four appearances across all competitions under Howe and amassed a grand total of nine minutes of Premier League action. The 25-year-old has also struggled with injuries during his time at St James’ Park.

He did enjoy some some regular appearances during the 2020/21 season though, his first at the club. Lewis impressed fans with his ‘brilliant’ performance against Everton but despite winning over the supporters, he has fallen drastically down the pecking order.

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Joining Watford would certainly give Lewis more time on the pitch to flourish and improve his game. Plus, with his contract expiring in 2025, it will put both club and player in an ideal situation when he returns next summer to discuss his future and make a decision best for both parties.

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