Newcastle are reportedly in talks with Chelsea for a £30 million bid for the 18-year-old defender, Lewis Hall.
Lewis got himself into Graham Potter and Frank Lampard’s first team setup last season, even though Chelsea had one of their worst campaigns.
The 18-year-old recently agreed in principle to a new long-term contract with the Blues.
He has featured for England U21s and he went on to feature nine times for Chelsea in the Premier League last season.
Hall certainly ticks all the boxes for Newcastle with his size, his technical quality, his character, and, most interestingly, his versatility.
He is very humble. In one of his first interviews after making his senior bow, and becoming the youngest player to start an FA Cup tie for Chelsea, Hall quickly made a point of thanking his family, then manager Thomas Tuchel, and the supporters for helping him to feel welcome and ‘killing the nerves’.
Given Newcastle’s concerns about Financial Fair Play regulations, they intend to acquire Hall on loan with a mandatory purchase option in 2024.
Hall has personal ties to Newcastle and grew up as a supporter of the Magpies. He made his Premier League debut against Newcastle last November.