The newest social media exercise on the a part of Lille star Sven Botman hints that the defender is eager on the prospect of a transfer to the Premier League with Newcastle United.
The inevitable January recruitment drive at St. James’ Park was after all kicked into full swing earlier immediately.
This got here with the Magpies, now backed by the eye-watering riches of the Saudi Arabian Public Funding Fund, having lastly introduced the long-awaited signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.
The stopper, already boasting loads of expertise within the English top-flight owing to stints with Burnley and Tottenham, is known to have set Newcastle again a sum of round £12 million, plus bonuses.
✍️ Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atlético Madrid on a two-and-a-half-year deal!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 7, 2022
The probabilities of the brand new homeowners on Tyneside calling it a day for January following Trippier’s arrival, nonetheless, seem slim to none.
As an alternative, Eddie Howe is predicted to be afforded a big switch kitty so as to add additional to his faltering squad over the weeks forward, amid a tense battle for survival on the foot of the Premier League desk.
Botman subsequent up?
And, as alluded to above, on Friday afternoon, one identified goal on the a part of the Magpies has dropped a less-than-subtle trace that he can be very a lot open to taking his abilities to St. James’ Park this month.
The participant in query? Sven Botman.
Lille standout Botman, recent off the again of an outstanding opening half to the marketing campaign, is extensively considered one of many most interesting up-and-coming abilities in France.
Newcastle, in flip, are understood to have recognized the Dutch youth worldwide as the best addition to the guts of the membership’s backline.
Stories over the course of the day thus far have even pointed in direction of an improved provide for Botman being tabled, as Lille’s resolve continues to be examined.
And, if the newest social media exercise on the a part of the stopper himself is something to go by, then curiosity between Botman and Newcastle seems to be very a lot mutual.
As noticed by eagle-eyed followers throughout social media, on Friday, the Lille expertise took to his private Instagram account, to love a picture of himself photo-shopped into the famed black and white stripes of the Geordie giants:
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) January 7, 2022
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|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||19||0||27|
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|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||10|
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|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||8|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||8|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||8|
|Smith-Rowe, Emile||Arsenal FC||8|
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|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester Metropolis||7|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||7|
|Silva, Bernardo||Manchester Metropolis||7|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester Metropolis||6|
|Saka, Bukayo||Arsenal FC||6|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||6|
|Wilson, Callum||Newcastle United||6|
|Cornet, Maxwel||Burnley FC||6|
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|Laporte, Aymeric||Manchester Metropolis||1||5|
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|Bissouma, Yves||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||6|
|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||6|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||1||4|
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|Silva, Bernardo||Manchester Metropolis||0||5|
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|Robertson, Andy||Liverpool FC||1||4|
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|Ritchie, Matt||Newcastle United||0||5|
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|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
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|Cancelo, Joao||Manchester Metropolis||5|
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|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|