So it looks like Jordan Lukaku will be Newcastle’s first signing of the month.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Magpies have struck a loan deal with Lazio for the 24-year-old.

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After the disappointment of the Gelson Martins chase and the less than glowing character reference that Antonio Barreca got, reports of a move for Lukaku are a boost for Newcastle.

And if you think the name is familiar, that’s because it is. Jordan is the younger brother of Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku. However, the one we’re interested in is a left-back rather than a striker.

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Lukaku on loan

His arrival will be a massive boost for Rafa Benitez, who has been left frustrated this month with Newcastle’s lack of transfer activity. Of course, it’s a loan move, but what else did you expect? According to the report, there is an option to buy him in the summer.

Lukaku narrowly missed out on Belgium’s World Cup squad this summer, and this season has made seven Serie A appearances for Lazio.

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His arrival could be a bit of a steal for Newcastle, as a lot of Premier League teams have been interested in his signature.

Leicester tried to sign him last summer, while Everton also had an interest in the left-back.

But instead he’ll be wearing the black and white of Newcastle, if reports are to be believed. Hopefully he isn’t the only new face at St James’ Park this month.

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