Gary Lineker has encouraged his beloved Leicester City to take a look at Lille star Sven Botman this summer – but Alan Shearer has other ideas for the Dutch defender!
The 22-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Lille’s Champions League clash with Chelsea last night, and Lineker thought he was one of the standout players in an otherwise disappointing night for the Ligue 1 side – who lost the first leg 2-0 thanks to goals from Havertz and Pulisic.
He even tagged Leicester City in his tweet about the heavily linked Toon target, suggesting he’s someone he’d like to see pursue this summer – only for Alan Shearer to comment with nothing but black and white emojis!
Here’s the exchange between the pair last night:
Here’s a reminder of what the defender had to say when quizzed about his Lille future after interest from Newcastle over the January window:
“This will be my last months at Lille OSC.”
“I can confirm both Newcastle and AC Milan were concrete options this winter.
“Both were good options for me. I will take a good step in my career next summer”.
“Everyone says about Newcastle: it’s all about money. But it’s a very nice project.
“If you look at where Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain started. I think it would be very nice to be part of that, but of course Milan is also a beautiful club”