Report: 'Incredible' PL player is travelling for Newcastle medical; £13m fee
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Report: 'Incredible' PL player is travelling for Newcastle medical; £13m fee

Newcastle United look to be closing in on yet another signing, with Sky Sports reporting on their live transfer blog (30/1; 11:53) that they have agreed a fee for Dan Burn.

The Magpies look to be close to announcing a deal for Bruno Guimaraes. It is set to be one of the most exciting deals of the window amongst Premier League clubs.

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But Newcastle are not planning to stop there. They have been pursuing a new centre-back throughout the window. And it was reported that they were pursuing Brighton defender Burn.

Eddie Howe’s side had initially had an £8 million bid rejected. But it was suggested that Newcastle planned to make a fresh offer for Burn, who joined the Seagulls in 2018.

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And it now appears that there has been a breakthrough. Sky Sports reports on their live transfer blog (30/1; 11:53) that a £13 million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

Burn will now reportedly travel to the North-East to undergo a medical before completing his move to Newcastle.

Another shrewd piece of business as Newcastle close in on Dan Burn

Newcastle fans were expecting a lot from this window. They simply have to ensure that they remain in the Premier League going into the summer.

The prospective deal for Guimaraes could be a masterstroke. The Lyon star has been absolutely outstanding in Ligue 1 this season.

But the other pieces of business look to be incredibly smart also. Of course, Kieran Trippier is a fantastic right-back with a devastating delivery. Meanwhile, Chris Wood has been a steady goalscorer throughout his Premier League career – and he has left a relegation rival.

And signing Burn would be another shrewd move. Graham Potter previously labelled him an ‘incredible‘ defender. And it appears that he is now on his way to Newcastle.

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