Newcastle United transfer news: Jordan Lukaku’s move to St James’ Park from Lazio is off, confirms club

26 Jan

Jordan Lukaku’s move to Newcastle United from Lazio has fallen through, the Premier League club have announced.

The left-back, who is brother to Manchester United star Romelu,  has agreed to join the Magpies on loan until the end of the season.

Lukaku will not be joining Newcastle this month

However, the 24-year-old will no longer be moving to Tyneside, despite undergoing a medical on Friday.

The club have not disclosed the reason for the deal falling through but is understood to be down to medical reasons.

Lukaku has now returned to Rome and is set to remain at Lazio until the summer.

A statement released by Newcastle read: “Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.

“The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.

“It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome. We wish Jordan all the best for the future.”

Boss Rafa Benitez refused to talk about the Belgium international before Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Watford.

“You know I will not talk about transfer windows,” he said. “I will not talk about any players, because we have who we have.

“Lee (Marshall), director of communications, has given me a lot of names that are in the media, but I will not talk about anyone.

“January is a difficult window. The top sides are normally in the Champions League or Europa League, and it is difficult to find players.”

Newcastle United ‘agree’ loan deal to sign Romelu Lukaku’s brother Jordan from Lazio

25 Jan

Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Jordan Lukaku on loan from Lazio.

Rafael Benitez needs cover in the left-back position as Paul Dummett has been struggling with a hamstring injury.

Newcastle are on the verge of signing Jordan Lukaku on loan

The 21-year-old has seen little match action with the Serie A side this season, making just eight appearances.

The deal for the younger brother of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is understood to now just be subject to a medical.

Jordan Lukaku with brother Romelu

He could sign in time to play at the weekend when Benitez’s side take on Watford in the FA Cup fourth round.

Sky Sports reporter in Italy, Gianluca Di Marzio, tweeted that the deal had been completed but their has been no official word by either club.

A Belgium newspaper, Nieuwsblad, claim that a possible fee has been agreed between the two clubs if he is a hit at St James’ Park.

If they want to sign him permanently then they would need to spend £19.1million.

Benitez will no doubt be pleased to have got some reinforcements to his side, who currently sit 17th in the Premier League.

Reports suggest that the manager will leave the club unless January signings are made.