Newcastle sign Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis

Lewis, 22, has agreed a five-year contract with Newcastle after the two clubs agreed a fee, reported to be around £15million, which could rise to £20m with add-ons.

Newcastle said on their official website: “Highly-rated full-back Jamal Lewis has become Newcastle United’s fifth signing of the summer after joining the Magpies from Norwich City.

“The Northern Ireland international has signed a five-year contract at St. James’ Park after earning rave reviews for his performances last season despite the Canaries’ relegation from the Premier League.”

Lewis, who started out at hometown club Luton before joining Norwich’s academy in 2014, was a regular starter for Norwich in the Premier League last season.

He made a total of 34 appearances in all competitions as Daniel Farke’s side were relegated after one season in the top flight.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce added: “Jamal is a very exciting prospect. I watched him flourish in the Championship two years ago and he made a real fist of it in the Premier League last season.”

Newcastle signed England striker Callum Wilson and Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, both from Bournemouth, on Monday.

Norwich City sign West Ham striker Jordan Hugill

The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Championship side QPR, has signed a three-year deal at Carrow Road.

He leaves the Hammers after just three substitute appearances and 12 minutes of playing time in total following a £10m move from Preston North End in 2018.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hugill said:

“Soon as I knew they were interested in taking me, it was a decision that I wanted to make quickly. To come here is brilliant for me and my family to get settled again, and hit the ground running.”

Crystal Palace set sights on Jamal Lewis

Having turned down advances from Liverpool, Norwich are now receiving interest from Crystal Palace who have set their sights on signing 22 year old defender Jamal Lewis.

The Canaries are prepared to let him go but as yet no one has met their demand of £20 million.

The 22-year-old is in high demand among English sides this summer but the Canaries are holding out for a fee of around £20million if they are to let him go.

The Eagles, who made a move for the left-back during the January transfer window, would have to double that offer to get their hands on the Northern Ireland international.

Lewis is a real testament to the youth development at Carrow Road, having come through the youth ranks and played 100 times for the first team.

Should the sale happen it’s likely to aid Norwich in their attempt to sign West Ham striker Jordan Hugill.

Boss eye Transfer Swoop for relegated duo

Tabloid reports suggest Villa are very keen on Buendia with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace also credited with an interest.

If captain Jack Grealish was to leave Villa Park, Buendia is seen as an ideal replacement. Only Grealish, Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne created more chances in the Premier League than Buendia in 2019-20.

Grealish continues to be linked with a move away from Villa, with fresh reports in the national press today claiming that Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in the 24 year-old.

Now The Telegraph is reporting that Villa are interested in Buendia but are also keen on Norwich teammate Cantwell, and stories continue to link them to Brentford’s Ollie Watkins.

Liverpool close in on first transfer of summer

The left-back, who featured against Wolves in the Europa League last week, is set to be signed as much-needed cover for Andy Robertson.

Liverpool moved for the Greece international having walked away from their pursuit of Norwich’s Jamal Lewis after the Canaries set their asking price at double the initial £10million offer the Reds made to the relegated Premier League club.

It is understood Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards met with Olympiacos general director Lina Souloukou at Molineux on Thursday to finalise a deal for the 24-year-old.

Tsimikas’ medical is set to take place over the next couple of days and while personal terms have yet to be agreed, the club are confident that will not be a sticking point ahead of him signing what is expected to be a five-year contract.

He will be Liverpool’s first signing of the summer, having seen centre-back Dejan Lovren leave in a £10.9million deal to Zenit St Petersburg and midfielder Adam Lallana join Brighton following the expiration of his contract.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not anticipate having a busy or big-spending transfer window but is looking to strengthen central defensive options and potentially his forward line.

Former Portsmouth. Middlesbrough and Bolton midfielder Gary O’Neil has been appointed as assistant coach of Liverpool’s U23s, joining the backroom team of Barry Lewtas who has stepped up from the under-18s this summer.

Norwich City ready to sell trio

The trio have been told they are unlikely to be involved in the squad when they return ahead of the new Championship season.

They are due to be part of the rebuilding job at Carrow Road with the Canaries having already made six signings since dropping out of the Premier League, including Kieran Dowell from Everton.

Drmic has been an expensive failure after arriving on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.

The striker scored just three goals across 25 appearances and was one of the club’s top earners, marking a wretched transfer window.

Expensive loan moves for Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, Sevilla midfielder Ibrahim Amadou and Patrick Roberts from Manchester City were cut short mid-season as Norwich finished bottom of the table.

Trybull was one of boss Daniel Farke’s first signings, joining the Canaries in 2017, and helped them win the Championship title in 2019.

He started the first four games of the club’s doomed Premier League campaign before suffering an ankle injury and was then restricted to just 10 starts after returning in November.

Leitner, who initially joined on loan from Augsburg in 2018 before making a permanent move, played just 10 times last term and failed to make a top flight appearance after October.

He was ruled out of the run-in in July with a hernia problem which needed surgery.

Jamal Lewis has been strongly linked with Liverpool while Ben Godfrey, Todd Cantwell, Emi Buendia and Max Aarons could all go.

Sean Raggett departs Norwich for League One challenge

The centre back has signed a two-year deal at Pompey, where he spent last season on loan.

After a patchy start, the 26-year-old established himself as a regular in Kenny Jackett’s side who were beaten on penalties by Oxford in the playoff semi finals last month.

Raggett arrived at Norwich in 2017 after signing from Lincoln City, and leaves the Canaries having played 2 league games for the club.

Norwich City sign Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell

The 22-year-old has joined the Canaries on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The Everton Academy graduate has had four loan spells, all in the Championship, including with Derby County and Wigan Athletic.

Last season he scored five goals for the Latics, including a hat trick in the 8-0 win against Hull City earlier this month.

Dowell made 5 senior appearances for Everton, with his first Premier League start coming against Norwich in 2016.

Norwich City sign Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell

The 22-year-old has joined the Canaries on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The Everton Academy graduate has had four loan spells, all in the Championship, including with Derby County and Wigan Athletic.

Last season he scored five goals for the Latics, including a hat trick in the 8-0 win against Hull City earlier this month.

Dowell made 5 senior appearances for Everton, with his first Premier League start coming against Norwich in 2016.

Norwich youngster heads to Spain

The 19-year-old scored 6 times for the Canaries’ U23 side this season and will now gain some experience in senior football in the Spanish second tier.

Ahadme, who was born in Morocco, will hope to help Oviedo improve on their 15th placed finish in the Segunda Division this year.

Players such as former Arsenal man Santi Cazorla and ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona star Robert Prosinecki have turned out for Oviedo in the past.

Manchester City 5-0 Norwich City: Man City seal final day 5-0 win over relegated Norwich

The Spaniard leaves the Etihad after ten years, and despite not getting on the score sheet, he turned in a typically assured performance.

For Norwich, their win against City back in September proved to be a season highlight, but there was no fairy tale end here as they slid back down into the Championship.

City were on top right from the go in this one, with Gabriel Jesus tapping them in front on 11 minutes.

It was wave after wave of City attack from there on, but credit to Norwich, they threw bodies on the line and weathered the early storm.

With the hosts camped inside Norwich half in the opening half, Norwich did almost catch them on the break, as Teemu Pukki raced clear.

But the Finland international is without a goal since January, and it showed as he blinked at the crucial second, allowing Ederson to make a block.

City did find the crucial second just before the break, as Kevin De Bruyne took matters into his own hands to curl home a superb effort.

Pep Guardiola’s side took their foot off the gas after break, dominating possession, a dogged Norwich defensive effort kept them at bay.

But despite Tim Krul and his defenders repelling City time and again, they could do nothing about a City third with ten go, as Sterling broke onto De Bruyne’s pass to fire home.

And with any fleeting Norwich confidence dead and buried, a ruthless City made it four as substitute Riyad Mahrez confidently tucked home.

And De Bruyne took a break from creating chance after chance in the second half, as the Belgian bent home the most nonchalant of fifth goals.


Manchester City host rock bottom Norwich City on the Premier League final day

Victory for the Canaries over City in September was the highlight of their season – but, it’s been downhill since then, with relegation already confirmed.

Daniel Farke’s side have taken a battering in recent months, with a staggering 26 losses so far this season.

For City, this represents a final chance for a competitive game ahead of the return of the Champions League next month.

Pep Guardiola is sweating on the fitness of Sergio Aguero for the game against Los Blancos – with the Argentinian’s domestic campaign was cut short due to knee surgery.

What will comfort the City boss, though, is that aside from an injury to back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, is a clean bill of health to pick from against Norwich.

The same cannot be said for the Canaries though, with Daniel Farke lamenting the injury list which has plagued Norwich’s season.

Moritz Leitner and Grant Hanley will miss the trip to the Etihad through injury, and Sam Byram needs an operation on a hernia problem.

To make matters worse for Norwich, the influential pair Emiliano Buendia and Josip Drmic sit out due to suspension, after both players saw red last time out against Burnley.

Manchester City v Norwich City is a 4pm kick off on Sunday, July 26.