Danny Mills claimed that Jamal Lewis is making a “really good move” in joining Newcastle United after the Norwich City defender finalises his move tonight.
However, the former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested that the 22-year-old’s arrival may lead to the exit of a couple from St. James’ Park.
Newcastle announced the signing of Lewis this evening on a five-year deal and manager Steve Bruce is keen for the player to be part of the squad for this weekend’s trip to West Ham.
The two clubs are said to have agreed upon a £15million fee for the full-back who was the subject of a failed bid from Liverpool earlier in the window.
Lewis made 28 Premier League appearances for the Canaries last season, the club at which he rose up the ranks as a youth player.
He has become the Magpies fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Mark Gillespie, Jeff Hendrick, Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson.
When asked by Football Insider if Newcastle was the right club for the defender, Mills said: “Lewis is likely to play at Newcastle.
“He certainly was not going to play at Liverpool. As a young player you are better off going and playing, knowing that you are really wanted somewhere. You want to be vital to a side.
“Newcastle are spending a bit of money so do not be surprised if they have to ship out a couple in order to balance the books.
“I think it would be a really good move for Lewis. He may have wanted to go to the Premier League champions but there is no point if you are not going to play. It becomes a token gesture so going to Newcastle is a good move for all parties.”
In other Newcastle United news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider that latest Magpies recruit is another “fantastic” signing by Steve Bruce.