St James’ Park side to welcome in young City Ground duo.
Newcastle United will sign Nottingham Forest pair Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow according to the Daily Mail and will then immediately loan the young duo back to the Championship side.
The move will cost £5m according to the Daily Star and will be the latest in a long line of additions Alan Pardew has made over what has proven a very busy summer.
Keeper Darlow has been linked with interest from Arsenal and is considered one of the best custodians outside the Premier League.
Defender Jamaal Lascelles had only recently signed a new four year deal with Forest but is certainly a player capable of impressing at Premier League level and the 20 year old was also the subject of interest from both Tottenham and QPR.
Newcastle United saw Yohan Cabaye’s January departure lead to a nosedive in form and Pardew has seen fellow Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy move to Arsenal but has at least seen owner Mike Ashley offer a decent level of transfer funding with the likes of Emmanuel Rivière, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Jack Colback and Daryl Janmaat already having completed move to St James’ Park in recent weeks.