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Newcastle's canny business continues with £15m Lewis capture

Newcastle United have made Jamal Lewis their fourth major signing of pre-season. 

The Northern Ireland left-back has cost a reported £15million from Norwich City.

The 22-year old has signed a five-year deal at St. James's Park, having been one of the Canaries' stand-out performers in their season back in the Premier League.

Lewis joins recent signings Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jeff Hendrick at Steve Bruce's side for the upcoming season.

"Jamal is a very exciting prospect," Bruce told NUFC.co.uk, "I watched him flourish in the Championship two years ago and he made a real fist of it in the Premier League last season.

"He is only 22 years old and has a wonderful future ahead of him so I hope he is a Newcastle United full-back for years to come.

"It's been a great week for us with incoming players. We have had to be patient but these players improve us, which is key."

Lewis was allowed leave the Northern Ireland camp, and missed Monday night's 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Norway as he sought to get the deal over the line.

He'd been a rumoured target of Liverpool prior to their signing of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos.

The Premier League champions were said to be put off by Norwich's £20million asking price, so £15million seems like a canny piece of business from the Geordies.

"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," Lewis said, "So I'm delighted to be here now.

"Newcastle's such a great club with such history and I knew it was an opportunity I would love to take with both hands."

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