Confusion over Lewis Hall transfer as fans spot key difference in Newcastle and Chelsea's statement | The Sun

LEWIS HALL'S transfer from Chelsea to Newcastle has caused confusion after the two clubs shared conflicting details about the move.

The youngster has joined Toon on a season-long loan.

It is understood the deal contains an obligation for Newcastle to make Hall's switch permanent for £28million, which could rise to £35m after add-ons.

Newcastle confirmed that detail in their statement announcing Hall's signing.

But Chelsea state the Magpies only have an option to make the loan permanent – which would mean the Blues could potentially say no next summer.

That has left fans baffled, with many believing the loan does include an obligation to buy.


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One said: "Option to buy???"

Another added: "You forgot to add with obligation to buy🙄"

A third wrote: "I wish it was just a loan and not with obligation to buy, he’s better than Chilwell."

And another commented: "Why are Chelsea saying it’s an option to buy when the deals an obligation?"

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Hall is delighted to move to St. James' Park and is excited by the prospect of Champions League football.

He said: "I’m very proud. Me and my family are Newcastle fans, and for me and my brother growing up, it was drilled into us that we were Newcastle. It's a big club and I can't wait to get started.

"I got a lot of experience last year in some big fixtures and I was really proud of the way I progressed as a player and a person. To now be here at Newcastle, the club that I've supported since I was a kid, I'm honoured and very proud to wear this shirt.

"It's very exciting. When you look back on last season and the way the team performed – not just the results, but the performances the team were putting in – it was amazing.

"There's so many talented players and we've got the Champions League now as well so there's many different competitions that I know the team will be wanting to do well in, and hopefully get a trophy or two as well."

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