Lewis makes it clear that a move to St James' Park is far from second best or a consolation prize after Liverpool walked away after an early initial bid for his services.
He told the Evening Chronicle: "Once I heard Newcastle were in and it was strong interest it was a no brainer. 100%.
"You leave it to the clubs to sort their side of things but once I heard (about the offer) I wanted to be a Newcastle player.
"Once the bid came in there was no decision to be made.
"I pride myself giving energy going forward.
"But also leaving no gaps behind me as well.
"I am just looking forward to fighting for this team, not only helping the team score goals but stopping them."