Tue 28 May 2024, 11:30 · Liam Brusby

'Thank you': Newcastle's first summer signing sends message to fans ahead of £28m move

'Thank you': Newcastle's first summer signing sends message to fans ahead of £28m move
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Newcastle United defender Lewis Hall has taken to thank the fans for their "continued support" following a disappointing end to the season.

Hall joined the Magpies on loan from Chelsea at the start of the season and his permanent move to the club is all but confirmed with Newcastle achieving the requirements to sign him for a reported £28million this summer.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a fine spell of form in the closing period of the season, scoring his first Premier League goal in a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in May.

The permanent signing of Hall means the club potentially have a top-quality left-back at their disposal for many years to come.

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Hall's social media post shows his professionalism

Following a disappointing end to the season where the Magpies learned they would not be playing European football next campaign Hall took to social media to reflect.

Taking to Instagram, Hall said: "A season of valuable lessons and experiences which I'll forever be grateful for. Thank you Geordies for your continued support."

Despite being an infrequent feature at the start of the season, Hall kept his head screwed on and worked his way into the starting lineup, making the most of the time he had in the first team.


Eddie Howe is "delighted" with Hall

Hall has garnered praise from Newcastle boss Eddie Howe who credited him for his adjustments.

Howe said: "I think for any player when you come to a new club, especially for someone so young, it’s natural there will be a settling in period and adjustment, not just in terms of the training but in terms of his life, how he feels, how comfortable he feels,”

“There is always a process to go through, you don’t just land here… even Bruno (Guimaraes), he didn’t just land here and play straight away, he had to adjust and people forget that.

“I think he’s done really well to commit and have consistency in his work even when no doubt he was frustrated that things weren’t happening from him quicker than he wanted.

“But I think that’s the same for any player, he did really well at Old Trafford and showed a lot of maturity for someone so young and I’m delighted with where his game is at, at the moment.