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Newcastle agree €37 million deal to sign Lille’s Sven Botman – Sporting Life

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Lille centre-back Sven Botman

 

Newcastle United have agreed a deal worth €37 million + add-ons for the signing of Lille centre-back Sven Botman, The Athletic understands.

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Botman, 22, has been on Newcastle’s radar for a long time and they wanted to sign the Dutch Under-21 international during the January transfer window.

A breakthrough has now been reached and it is anticipated Botman will have a medical next week. Personal terms are not anticipated to be an issue.

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Botman joined Lille from Ajax in 2020 and helped them to the Ligue 1 title a year later. He has gone on to make 79 appearances for the French side.

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He is a highly-rated defender and is expected to become Eddie Howe’s third signing of the summer after the arrivals of Matt Targett and Nick Pope.

Newcastle begin their 2022-23 Premier League season at home against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on August 6.

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