Andrew Musgrove has been speaking on the latest edition of the Everything is Black and White Podcast, and has been talking about Newcastle United’s proposed transfer business.
It was reported on Saturday that Newcastle and Norwich City had agreed a fee for the Northern Ireland international, there were conflicting reports which suggested that a fee hadn’t been agreed, though a deal was close.
David Ornstein then confirmed on Sunday evening that Newcastle and the Canaries had indeed agreed a fee for Lewis.
Speaking before that announcement, Musgrove provided his view on Newcastle signing the Norwich left-back.
It seems as if Musgrove believes that Lewis could be a good signing for the Toon, and in his view, he was Norwich’s best player last season.
He said: “He was wanted by Liverpool, so it’s a huge coup and could solve that left-back crisis that’s been going on for far too long – so Jamal Lewis, a young player who was probably Norwich’s standout player in a very difficult season last campaign.
“So, that would be a big, big boost to Newcastle United.”
Do you think Lewis will be a good signing for Newcastle?
Yes, we needed a left-back
No, we could do better
Lewis played 28 top-flight games last season, scoring one goal and earning an average rating of 6.46/10 (as per WhoScored).
However, Liverpool were previously in for the 22-year-old, only for the Reds to have a bid rejected by Norwich, so this could be considered quite the coup by the Toon if they pull it off.