The Sven Botman saga is getting pretty exhausting, but renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has issued a positive update on our pursuit of the giant Dutchman on Thursday evening.
He reports that Newcastle are ‘advancing’ in their bid to bring the 22-year-old to St James’ Park ‘as soon possible’, stating that talks between ourselves and Lille have entered into a ‘key stage.’
Romano says Serie A giants AC Milan are ‘still in the race’, but believes Newcastle are closing in on a deal for the highly-rated defender who is ‘open’ to sealing a Premier League move this summer.
Here’s what the Italian reporter told his 8.5million followers just a few moments ago:
This comes after The Telegraph reported last night that we were closing in on a £30m move for the 6ft 5′ defender, with the Northern Echo also stating that we’d agreed a fee with Lille earlier today.
After a long-term pursuit that’s stretched over two transfer windows now, let’s hope the big man is holding up a Newcastle United shirt at St James’ Park soon!