The 2023 summer transfer window has been truly intense and we have Chelsea to thank for that. American businessman Todd Boehly has been the key player on the transfer market throughout this entire summer and it seems like he’ll continue cooking up sensational deals.
The Blues from London spend a total of €323.0m for the likes of Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku, Monaco’s Axel Disasi, and many more. We have Nicolas Jackson leading Chelsea’s attack after Boehly paid Villarreal a total of €37m for his services.
Sure, Chelsea also recharged the treasury with the transfers of Havertz, Mount, Kovacic, Koulibaly, Pulisic, Mendy, Loftus-Cheek, and Ampadu but the team needs to sell a couple more players to compensate for the lavish spending.
There are plenty of indications that Lewis Hall will be the next name to be kicked off Chelsea’s team this season. But what will Hall’s next step be? Perhaps a move to St. James' Park?
Lewis Hall Chelsea transfer: Latest Update
According to recent rumors, Lewis Hall agreed to sign a six-year deal with the Blues from London a few days ago. However, coach Eddie Howe’s persistence is what might change Boehly’s mind about selling Lewis Hall.
Lewis Hall’s market value at the moment is priced at €10m but Chelsea values their wonderkid at a much higher price. If Newcastle want to sign the left-back, they’ll have to sweeten the pot considerably.
Magpies’ initial offer didn’t work for Chelsea so now the two teams are discussing a new deal, according to which Eddie Howe’s club will have to pay astronomical £30m for Lewis Hall.
Experts say that the deal is only hours away but there are still discussions to be made regarding performance-related add-ons and the structure of payment. Should Newcastle meet Chelsea’s ludicrous demands, we’ll surely see Lewis Hall strut his stuff at St. James’ Park this season.
Do Magpies need Lewis Hall?
One thing is certain – if Lewis Hall does boost the Magpies’ ranks, he’ll have to work hard for a starting position under coach Eddie Howe’s rule. The Magpies’ manager himself said that the club is trying to make just one more transfer this summer that will further strengthen the squad.
Despite having the likes of Matt Target and Lewis Dunk at his disposal, coach Howe isn’t pleased with how the left of his defense looks. In Newcastle’s opening Premier League game against Aston Villa, we saw a massive 5-1 victory for the Magpies. However, Newcastle’s defenders showed they are no strangers to making errors.
31-year-old Dan Burn was on the left side of the defense, with Schar, Trippier, and Botman supplying extra backup. Despite conceding only once, Newcastle were somewhat lucky, as Aston Villa made a whopping 16 shots at target, with the left side of the defense the culprit to blame for most cracks.
At the age of 18, Lewis Hall doesn’t have Dan Burn’s experience but he could easily be the next big thing in England if he gets the appropriate number of minutes at St. James’ Park during the next few seasons. Newcastle will also have to fight on the Champions League front, which is another reason why having Lewis Hall on your team is a good idea.