Newcastle United are set to sign Sven Botman this week and the Lille defender has been taking to Instagram as he prepares for his medical treatment.
Newcastle were hunting for big signings at centre-back in January.
They ended up landing a defender in Dan Burn who was as big as they come, but only in size and not reputation.
Diego Carlos was a target but the main name in the frame was Lille star Botman only for a January deal to be impossible.
Newcastle have maintained their interest in Botman and are now on the verge of landing his man for good.
Newcastle United will sign Sven Botman
It was pretty clear Newcastle would play for Botman again this summer.
Amanda Staveley asserted confidently that Botman was keen to join Newcastle in January, which seemed to suggest he would still be interested in it this summer.
It is now claimed that Botman is flying to England today to undergo his medical and secure his £31million move to Newcastle.
This is a big win for Newcastle and a colossal coup.
One of the best young centre-backs in Europe, Botman has excelled with Lille since a move from Ajax in 2020.
It’s very encouraging that Newcastle are bringing a player of his quality and potential to their project so early and his arrival is on par with Bruno Guimaraes.
If Newcastle fans had any lingering fears a deal wasn’t going to materialize, Botman seems to have allayed those concerns.
Botman posted a photo to Instagram this afternoon from his flight to England with just one word: “Showtime”.
The Dutchman seems very excited about joining Newcastle and confirmation of his arrival shouldn’t be far off.
Botman will be a big investment for Newcastle and a perfect signing following the arrival of Matt Targett and Nick Pope, with this Instagram all but confirming his move to the North East.
In other news, Rangers’ flop could now replace the £33m talisman at the European giants
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/27/newcastle-united-sven-botman-lille-transfer-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newcastle-united-sven-botman-lille-transfer-2 Sven Botman posts a one-word Instagram message as he appears to confirm Newcastle’s medical coverage