Newcastle United have officially announced the signing of Lewis Hall from Chelsea, as Eddie Howe gets his man.

The 18-year-old has arrived on a season-long loan, with the club confirming that they have an obligation to buy him next summer. He is going to cost the Magpies an initial £28million.

It is great to see this deal get finalised. It was only a matter of time after he completed his medical last week before watching the Magpies against Manchester City on Saturday night.

Now he can officially get to work with his new teammates, and he will be straight into training as the squad get ready to face Liverpool at St James’ Park on Sunday.

The coming days will be Hall‘s first chance to see how the Newcastle manager operates on the training pitch, and the new recruit is very excited to work with Howe.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Lewis Hall
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Lewis Hall excited to learn from ‘amazing’ Eddie Howe

Hall spoke to NUFC TV following the announcement of his arrival, and he was asked how excited he is to play for Howe.

“Yeah definitely. It goes without saying, ” he said.

“He’s an amazing manager. You can see what he did last season and how he conducts himself on and off the pitch. It’s another reason why I chose to come here as well.

“You can only look at the transformation of the squad and the transition phase that the team has gone through, I feel a lot of it is to do with him.

“I’m really pleased to be able to work under him.”

Hall is in good hands at Newcastle

The youngster has made a very wise decision in coming to Newcastle. He will really be able to develop his game at St James’ Park, whilst also getting the opportunity to represent his boyhood club. Hall was brought up as a Newcastle fan, with his father coming from the city.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Lewis Hall
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He will have been blown away by the club’s progress over the past 12 months, and now must be absolutely delighted that his son is going to benefit from it.

As Hall says, a lot of Newcastle’s success is down to Howe. He has created a great environment to play football in. There is real team spirit on Tyneside, while players are getting better.

That is the aim of the game for Hall, who is only 18-years-old. He has a huge amount of potential, and he will almost certainly realise it under Howe’s guidance.

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