Report: PIF ready to double the wages of ‘dynamic, intense' player in attempt to bring him to Newcastle
Newcastle United are willing to double Diego Carlos’ current salary, according to ABC Sevilla.
The Magpies have reportedly been in talks with the 28-year-old over a potential move to St James’ Park.
Newcastle are desperate to bolster their ranks as they look to survive in the Premier League this season.
But with the might of the Saudi PIF behind them, money is no object for the Magpies.
Indeed, that they’re reportedly pursuing another one of the top defenders in La Liga is testament to their financial might.
After securing a new right-back in Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, Newcastle have now turned their focus to centre-back.
It looks as though Carlos is the man they want. And it appears the Magpies’ strategy is to open the proverbial money suitcase.
Salary Sport claims Carlos is currently on £40,000-a-week, so Newcastle could potentially offer him £80,000-a-week.
In terms of how much the Magpies could have to pay for him, 90Min reports that Sevilla want over £40million.
If the Magpies can land Carlos, they’d have a truly world-class defender at their disposal.
He’s made 118 appearances for the Spanish club. He has won the Europa League and Olympic gold medal, and has his club within reach of La Liga’s summit.
Fabiano Soares, his former coach at Estoril, told ESPN Brasil: “He is very fast. That is why Klopp should keep an eye on him. He is a dynamic, intense, fast player.”
And Owen Hargreaves told BT Sport: “I think Sevilla have the best centre-back, the most underrated centre-back, in European football in Diego Carlos.”
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