Newcastle sign defender Hall from Chelsea

22 Aug 2023
Lewis Hall

Boyhood Magpies fan joins on a season-long loan deal with an obligation to buy based on criteria being met

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Newcastle United have signed left-back Lewis Hall from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal with an obligation for the Magpies to make the transfer permanent next summer based on performance-related criteria.

The 18-year-old made nine Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season, making eight starts.

"I’m very proud. Me and my family are Newcastle fans, and for me and my brother growing up, it was drilled into us that we were Newcastle. It's a big club and I can't wait to get started," Hall told the club's official website.

"I got a lot of experience last year in some big fixtures and I was really proud of the way I progressed as a player and a person. To now be here at Newcastle, the club that I've supported since I was a kid, I'm honoured and very proud to wear this shirt.

"It's very exciting. When you look back on last season and the way the team performed – not just the results, but the performances the team were putting in – it was amazing.

"There's so many talented players and we've got the Champions League now as well so there's many different competitions that I know the team will be wanting to do well in, and hopefully get a trophy or two as well."

Hall will provide more depth in the left-back position for Newcastle, competing with Dan Burn and Matt Targett for a starting berth.

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"I'm delighted to welcome Lewis to Newcastle United,” said head coach Eddie Howe.

"He is a player we have tracked closely, as have a number of clubs, so it's very pleasing to secure him and to add a player of his quality, versatility and high potential to our squad.

"A lot of time, effort and resource goes into a transfer window, but we have a real togetherness at all levels here and I appreciate that teamwork and support."

Hall, who will wear the No 20 shirt, could make his Newcastle debut at home to Liverpool on Sunday 27 August.

See: Summer 2023 transfers

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