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Teenage defender Lewis Hall has joined Newcastle on loan from Chelsea
Teenage defender Lewis Hall has joined Newcastle on loan from Chelsea

Newcastle have completed the loan signing of defender Lewis Hall from Chelsea, with the obligation to make the move permanent next summer.

Boyhood Magpies fan Hall, 18, is the Tynesiders' fifth arrival at St James' Park this summer and will wear the No20 shirt.

The teenager said: "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.

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

Cobham academy graduate Hall broke through into Chelsea's first team last season, catching the eye during his 11 appearances in all competitions.

He was not involved in either of Mauricio Pochettino's matchday squads so far this term as a move to Tyneside edged closer.

Magpies boss Eddie Howe said: "I'm delighted to welcome Lewis to Newcastle. 

"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. 

"I'd like to thank everyone involved for their tireless work to bring in the players we have. 

"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."


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