Newcastle United have turned defender Lewis Hall’s loan move from Chelsea into a permanent switch for £28m plus £7m in possible add-ons.

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies last August and made 22 appearances, scoring twice, during the 2023-24 season.

“I am extremely proud to be able to build on last season and continue my journey at Newcastle United,” said the England Under-21 left-back.

“When you pull on the black and white shirt, there is no feeling like it and playing in front of the best supporters in the country is extra special for me, being a Toon fan.

“I gained a lot of experience last season, and with the squad we have, we’ll be looking to push on even further this season. I can’t wait to get started.”

Hall came through the ranks at Chelsea and made his first-team debut in a FA Cup win against Chesterfield in January 2022.

“As well as being a talented player, he has a great attitude towards the game and to his own development and I’m excited for this next part of his journey in a Newcastle United shirt,” said Magpies boss Eddie Howe.


Newcastle have also signed 37-year-old keeper John Ruddy on a one-year contract after his deal with Birmingham City ended.

“It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” said Ruddy. “It’s a huge, huge club which is only going one way and to be a part of that, however big or small, is going to be very pleasing and very exciting.”