Several reports from England over the weekend suggest that Newcastle are edging closer to signing a new left-back this summer.
Newcastle have Lewis bid accepted
The left-back spot proved something of a problem area for the Magpies last term.
Jetro Willems, on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, was Newcastle’s main left-back during the first half of 2019/20.
But after the Dutchman sustained a season-ending injury, Newcastle were forced to bring in Danny Rose on loan to provide some much-needed cover.
Both players have since returned to their parent clubs, though, with Steve Bruce and co. therefore once again seemingly in the market for a left-back.
And it appears as though the North East outfit have a pair of names in mind, though one target appears much closer to joining than the other.
That man is Norwich’s Jamal Lewis, who, according to Paul Joyce of The Times, Newcastle have had a £13.5m bid accepted for:
Newcastle United have had a bid of £13.5million accepted for Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) September 5, 2020
Liverpool are understood to have seen a £10m offer for Lewis turned down earlier this summer, with the Reds having, in the end, opted to bring in Kostas Tsimikas as competition for Andy Robertson.
Newcastle linked with Rogerio
Should Newcastle fail to bring in Lewis, though, it appears that they have at least one backup option waiting in the wings.
The player in question is Rogerio, a 22-year-old Brazilian who is currently plying his trade with Serie A outfit Sassuolo.
As per Sky Italy, Newcastle are in negotiations to sign the left-back this summer.
A fee of around £12.5m is believed to be under consideration for Rogerio.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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