Jordan Lukaku’s move to NUFC called off – & the club have now released a statement..

It has been confirmed in the last few moments that Jordan Lukaku’s proposed loan move to Newcastle is OFF – with the player believed to have ‘failed his medical’.

The player was on Tyneside today after the club agreed a deal with Lazio to loan him for the rest of the season, but Sky, the Chronicle and reports in Italy are now all saying the move has fallen through.

The exact reason it’s fell through is not yet 100% clear, with some suggesting his wage demands were excessive, however it’s generally being reported that there was an issue with his medical.

Here’s the statement that the club have released following our decision to call the deal off:

“NUFC can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.



“The defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by Lazio.

“It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued.

We wish Jordan all the best for the future.

So, just as it looked like Rafa was finally going to get himself a new left-back – albeit it on loan – this happens.

We now have just 6 days left to do business, with Benitez believed to want three players signed.

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5 thoughts on “Jordan Lukaku’s move to NUFC called off – & the club have now released a statement..

  1. This loan deal was designed to eat up some time in the transfer window. They could report all about this deal, focus on the deal, report the purchase price at the end of the deal and then pull the plug. Just a distraction to try and fool people into believing Newcastle are trying to complete a signing in a transfer window. The club will have known the guys injury record and seen that he had hardly played all season, my gut feeling is the 19 mil and the 4 mil loan fee, it was all just rubbish being put out to tell people were prepared to spend, but deep down we all know It was never going to go through anyway. But they did successfully spend the entire week on the deal, and kept everyone’s eyes focused firmly on this loan deal and thus deflecting people’s attention from all the other deals we aren’t doing, or aren’t trying to do. Moise Keane next, do you really think he’d want to come here? What to get maybe half a chance every 2 games to score which most of the time is just a consolation goal anyway.

    Transfer window is a washout. I think we’re going into feb with the same starting 11 we had in August. If we add anyone it will be a nobody or another clubs reject that nobody else wants, and it will be in loan, they’ll come in, Rafa will see they’re crap, and they’ll get a few bench games and will then disappear until the loan ends in the summer for them never to be seen again. I hope I’m wrong, I actually really really want to be wrong, maybe at the end of the window Almeron will be in along with a lb and a striker both on loan. But how many Newcastle fans reading this believe there’s any chance in it actually happening?

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  2. Exactly John, even if this was a true story it was still only a loan. Fat boy is spending his time purchasing HMV while laughing at NUFC fans at same time. And as for Almiron signing…oh look a pig in the sky! Ashley out

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  3. Well what a surprise,like I said earlier,a lot of the fans are to blame Imho,how much longer does the FCB have to take the piss before the idiots wake up & realise what he’s up to,find something else to do for 90 minutes,it’s not that difficult

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  4. Wage demands are addressed long before he arrives on Tyneside.

    They don’t bring him here to sign and then discuss money.

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