Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says the signings of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest are 'a real coup' for the club.
It is a real coup to have signed two of the finest young talents in English football outside of the Premier League.
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.
Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed
The duo have agreed long-term deals at St James' Park and will return to Forest on loan for the 2014/15 season.
Both players came through the youth system at the City Ground. Lascelles, 20, established himself in the Forest defence last season, making 34 appearances for the club. While Darlow, 23, has been Forest's first-choice goalkeeper since January 2013.