Newcastle step up negotiations with Lille for Botman


In order to give themselves the means to save their place in the Premier League at the end of the season, Newcastle intends to be active in January. According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies have accelerated negotiations with Lille for the transfer of Sven Botman.

Despite a disastrous start to the season, Newcastle’s fate in the Premier League is far from sealed. With two points behind 17th Watford, the Magpies still have every chance to hold on. Especially since the latter showed interesting dispositions during the draw against Manchester United last weekend (1-1).

Endowed with colossal financial means since the takeover by the Saudi sovereign fund, the English club intends to be active on the transfer market in January in order to ensure its place in the elite. It is in this sense that the purchase of a defender is strongly desired. The lucky winner could be Sven Botman (21). According to the Daily Mail, negotiations with Lille for the recruitment of the Dutchman have taken on a new dimension. The sum mentioned is 35 million euros.

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Even if the discussions with the French club go in the right direction, the Toons will have to convince Botman. A not necessarily obvious task: the 21-year-old would prefer a club with a safer sporting project. With a 19th place in the standings, the leaders will have an interest in finding the right words to seduce the defender.

The English media recalls that Newcastle intends to recruit four defenders, a midfielder and a striker. The first recruit of choice could be Kieran Trippier. According to The Telegraph, the transfer of the right side of Atlético de Madrid is likely to be completed next week. A prestigious recruit likely to convince the most skeptical to try their luck with the Magpies?


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