Newcastle complete double deal

Newcastle have completed the double signing of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest for a fee in the region of £7m.

Last Updated: 09/08/14 at 11:24 Post Comment

Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow: Joined Newcastle from Forest

Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow: Joined Newcastle from Forest

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Forest manager Stuart Pearce has not disguised his disappointment at losing two of the club’s brightest young players since the deal was agreed.

Lascelles and Darlow will however both be loaned back to the Championship club for the season and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is delighted to have signed two promising players.

"It is a real coup to have signed two of the finest young talents in English football outside of the Premier League,” he told Newcastle’s official website.

"Jamaal and Karl will be a big part of the future of this club.

“They have both performed outstandingly in the Championship over the last couple of years and I have no doubt they will be able step up to this level once they return from their loan at Nottingham Forest."

Centre-back Lascelles came through the youth system at Forest and after a spell on loan spell at Stevenage, established himself as a regular at the City Ground last season.

"It's a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fanbase, a big history and an unbelievable stadium,” said the 20-year-old.

"First, I am going back to Forest for another season and that will be great for my development. Hopefully I can come here next summer an even better player."

Goalkeeper Darlow, another product of the Forest Academy, made his debut as a substitute on the final day of the 2010-11 campaign.

The 23-year-old has also enjoyed loan spells at Newport County and Walsall - twice – before establishing himself as Forest's first choice keeper since January 2013.

"I'm delighted for it all to be sorted and I can't wait to get started here at Newcastle," he said.

"The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

League Two round-up: Tranmere and Cheltenham relegated to Conference

Shrewsbury secured promotion to League One by beating Cheltenham, whose relegation fate was sealed along with Tranmere.

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Brad Guzan drops howler before Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

League One round-up: Preston forced to wait for promotion party

Preston took a huge step towards promotion with a 3-0 win over Swindon, but MK Dons kept up the pressure with a victory.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company