Newcastle launch £55m double bid – One rejected as Howe eyes four signings – The Guardian

According to The Guardian, Newcastle United have had a £30m bid rejected for Lille centre-back Sven Botman.

The same piece, written by north-east football correspondent Louise Taylor, states that we are now ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier after upping our offer to £25m.

As a result, it’s said that we hope to open talks over personal terms in the coming 48 hours, with the hope that Trippier will be a Newcastle United player by the ‘end of the week.’

The Guardian also state that Eddie Howe is eyeing a ‘minimum of four signings’ this month. Trippier and Botman appear to be two leading targets, however the NUFC boss is also keen to bring in a central midfielder and striker.

Back to Botman, it’s said that Lille are ‘determined’ to keep a hold of the 21-year-old Dutchman – despite the fact they are facing financial difficulties.

With this in mind, it makes you wonder if the Ligue 1 side might just buckle if a second offer in excess of £30m were to arrive?

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One thought on “Newcastle launch £55m double bid – One rejected as Howe eyes four signings – The Guardian

  1. It’s a tricky window to negotiate and write contracts in for sure.
    The first will make the second a little easier and so on.

    Players like Botman need to be able to look ahead one window.
    Four or five starters this window.
    Six the next and it’s a completely different starting eleven for 22/23.
    Deal makers are clever people. They’ll work out what he really wants and wave enough Euros under his nose to make him look at the project and see the consortium’s vision.

    I’m looking forward to the quality change.
    I’m looking forward to the buzz from winning and the now having the hope of better to come.

    #HWTL

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