'Can be considered Newcastle's player': Fabrizio Romano has just confirmed PIF have made a huge signing
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'Can be considered Newcastle's player': Fabrizio Romano has just confirmed PIF have made a huge signing

Newcastle United have finally got a deal over the line to sign Sven Botman from Lille, according to respected journalist, Fabrizio Romano.

The Magpies have been chasing Botman since January but Lille have held firm on their asking price and it’s now leaked into the summer window. However, after reports yesterday emerged to suggest there’d finally been a breakthrough from Newcastle, Romano has now confirmed the deal is done.

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Taking to his Twitter account just now, Romano has said that Botman can be considered a Newcastle player, with a medical booked and personal terms not an issue.

Botman will be one of Newcastle’s marquee signings this summer. PIF had been keen to back Eddie Howe in the market and by paying more than £30m for Botman, they are giving their manager a quality operator.

The Dutchman is seen as one of Europe’s best up and coming defenders. Newcastle will be keen to see him develop into that and for just over £30m, will see his signing as a bit of a bargain.

TBR’s View: Botman Just What Newcastle Needed

It’s imperative that teams have a solid foundation to build on if they want to be successful and by signing Nick Pope and now Sven Botman, Newcastle are making big efforts to do that.

Botman is a class act and he’s been exceptional for Lille over the last few seasons. Eddie Howe will be delighted to get his man and it shows that the Magpies can be a lure for some of Europe’s best.

Newcastle have seen off the likes of AC Milan to sign Botman. That sends a statement in itself and the Toon Army can look forward to seeing a high quality defender at St James’ Park this season.

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