Wed 8 May 2024, 10:30 · Ash Harrison

Report: Newcastle could sell already look to sell exciting 19-year-old despite just signing

Report: Newcastle could sell already look to sell exciting 19-year-old despite just signing
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The mystery surrounding Lewis Hall's move to Newcastle United has thrown up another twist.

Newcastle brought in exciting full-back Lewis Hall on loan from Chelsea last summer in a deal that contained an obligation to buy for £28million, which could rise to as much as £35million if certain criteria is met.

It was a move that excited Newcastle fans and devastated Chelsea fans as Hall was seen as a brilliant prospect, and yet, he very rarely featured for Newcastle this season which was especially odd given the club's struggles with injuries and filling up squad spaces.

Many theories did the rounds ranging from Eddie Howe simply not being happy with his defensive work yet to Hall being a Dan Ashworth signing that Howe didn't want.

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Lewis Hall is reportedly wanted by Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund fancy signing Lewis Hall

Whatever the reality, Newcastle have now made Hall's move permanent after the obligation to buy was triggered upon Newcastle securing a Premier League finish higher than 15th place.

Now, though, GiveMeSport are claiming that Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are keen to sign Hall this summer.

Dortmund are supposedly aware of the uncertainty surrounding Hall's Newcastle future and could be set to offer him a route to the Bundesliga according to the report.


This one doesn't add up for us

Our horseradish detector broke when reading this one. Lewis Hall was always brought in for what he will bring to the side in a few years time. His raw potential is what made him such an attractive signing, so to throw him away before he's even got close to that level would be a baffling move.

Only if Newcastle could make a hefty profit would the move even be considered in our view. We are aware that our squad needs a shake-up and that FFP has us by the danglies which means we will need to sell players, but selling players who have been brought in to be a bit part of the project's future? Nah.

It's not a move that makes sense to us at all, but at the same time, if Dortmund came in with an offer over what we paid for him, could we really turn it down?