Will Jamal Lewis go away in the summertime?
The 25-year-old will go into the summer time window with two years remaining on his present deal on Tyneside having joined again in 2020 from Norwich Metropolis.
Nevertheless, the transfer up north has been pretty disastrous for the Northern Eire worldwide’s profession as he finds himself behind the likes of Dan Burn and Matt Goal within the pecking order.
Throughout the 2022/23 marketing campaign, Lewis has solely made 120 minutes value of appearances underneath Howe which have come throughout three separate video games all in numerous competitions (through Transfermarkt).
And talking on his YouTube channel, journalist Lee Ryder has prompt Howe and Lewis should determine what’s the greatest step for his profession forward of the summer time:
(2:40) “However you by no means know he might carry one thing from the bench. He is actually proven he is match sufficient to play in the previous few days however Eddie Howe, as I say, determination time looming on not simply Jamal Lewis, plenty of gamers this summer time and I do count on Newcastle to just about pull off what could be a squad rebuild.”
What ought to Newcastle do with Jamal Lewis?
Even the 2021/22 marketing campaign didn’t provide a lot for the 25-year-old who made 5 appearances within the Premier League earlier than present process groin surgical procedure which saved him out for the rest of the marketing campaign (through Transfermarkt).
Forward of him within the pecking order is Burn who has loved the vast majority of the motion from the left-back spot with 25 begins to his title within the Premier League alone.
And behind Burn – however forward of Lewis – is the 27-year-old Targett who has made 11 appearances within the Premier League this season.
What is probably much more regarding for Lewis is the studies presently circulating suggesting the Toon need to usher in one other left-back over the summer time.
The likes of Kieran Tierney have been linked with a possible transfer to St. James’ Park which might solely forged additional doubt over the place Lewis’ sport time would come from.
With this in thoughts, the prospect of a mortgage transfer away for the subsequent season would certainly include issues as three different gamers might then doubtlessly be forward of Lewis within the pecking order.
The arrival of one other left-back might see Burn slot again into the centre of defence however given the belief he is gained from Howe, if push ever got here to shove it would not be a shock to see Burn play forward of Lewis if there was an harm disaster at left-back.
So there must be some consideration from Lewis and even the membership whether or not he has a practical future with the membership.