Gianluca Di Marzio states Newcastle United have signed Jordan Lukaku
Italian sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Newcastle have agreed a deal with Jordan Lukaku.
The brother of Manchester United’s Romelu, the 24 year old is currently with Lazio.
The left-back has made only one Serie A start this season and only played 170 minutes of league football this season.
Gianluca Di Marzio claims that a loan until the end of the season has been agreed, with an option to buy.
No official confirmation from either club as yet.
Jordan Lukaku is also a Belgian international, although his last international action in a competitive match was back in 2017.
Lazio are sixth in Serie A at the moment but the defender look surplus to requirements.
After not making it at Anderlecht, Lukaku moved to another Belgian club, KV Oostende.
Then as a 21 year old Lazio paid around £3m to take him to Italy.
However, he has never been a regular first teamer, starting only 19 Serie A games in these past two and a half years, whilst being named on the bench 55 times.
Every window Rafa Benitez says he needs, amongst other things, another left-back to compete with Paul Dummett.
Maybe he’s at last found one?
If there is any substance to this transfer story, then surely any transfer fee will be minimal. Jordan Lukaku moved for around £3m two and a half years ago and has rarely played since then, so nothing to suggest he will be outside of even Newcastle’s transfer budget under Mike Ashley…
Sky Sports are now also reporting it as a done deal, Keith Downie who covers Newcastle for the broadcaster, claims NUFC have been targeting the left-back for the duration of this January window.
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