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.