Tue 4 Jun 2024, 09:30 · Ash Harrison

'Here we go': Fabrizio Romano unleashes his famous catchphrase as Newcastle set to complete second summer signing

'Here we go': Fabrizio Romano unleashes his famous catchphrase as Newcastle set to complete second summer signing
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Newcastle United are expected to announce their second summer signing in a matter of weeks according to Fabrizio Romano.

Lewis Hall will technically be Newcastle's first summer signing this year as his season-long loan from Chelsea becomes a £28million permanent switch.

With that one all wrapped up, Newcastle can move on to other targets and after missing out on Tosin Adarabioyo after a late swoop by Chelsea, Newcastle fans are starting to get a bit nervous about the proposed move of Lloyd Kelly after both deals were said to have been tied up a couple of weeks ago.

Now Fabrizio Romano has put fans at ease saying that there's not likely to be any late hiccups in this one.

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'Here we go ... soon'

Taking to X on Tuesday morning, transfer journalist, Romano gave an update on Lloyd Kelly's move to Newcastle which will be complete upon the expiry of his Bournemouth contract at the end of this month.

"Newcastle are prepared to complete Lloyd Kelly deal in the next weeks, working on formal details of the free transfer.

"Understand there’s no change of plans like happened for Tosin Adarabioyo; Kelly, expected to join #NUFC in July.

"Here we go, soon."
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Kelly's injury record is still a concern

25-year-old Kelly is a centre-back but is also comfortable playing at left-back much like Dan Burn and will add that bit of extra depth in defence which was lacking last season.

His injury record is a cause for concern but if we have enough players in the squad for cover this season, we should be able to avoid the struggles that plagued our previous campaign.

With Kelly all but signed, we expect Newcastle will turn up the heat in their pursuit of a new goalkeeper with reports coming out yesterday of a £35million bid having been placed already.