Arrived in Lille in the summer of 2020, Sven Botman is inexorably approaching a departure during the summer transfer window. Announced with insistence on the side of AC Milan, reigning Italian champion, or even Paris Saint-Germain, sovereign in France, the Dutch central defender should however join the north of England and Newcastle. As indicated by The Team and The Athleticthis Friday evening, it is now the Toons who hold the rope in this burning file.
Trained at Ajax, the native of Badhoevedorp, great hope of Batavian football, could therefore commit to the Magpies in the coming days. “We are not very far away”, specifies, as such, an internal source of the northern club. With this in mind, the daily specifies that the amount of the operation should be around 40 million euros. A sum which is explained in particular by the contractual situation of the Dutch defender, linked to LOSC until June 2025.
Sven Botman very close to the Premier League!
Author of two very solid seasons in the jersey of the Mastiffs, the captain of the Dutch Hopes despite everything comes out of a more complicated 2021-2022 exercise and marked by two major muscle injuries. If the first had deprived him of three matches in the group stage of the Champions League, the second had meanwhile dismissed him from mid-March to mid-April. Great craftsman of the Lille title during the 2020-2021 season, Botman is nonetheless a seasoned element.
Imperial in aerial play, intelligent in his placement and capable of recovering from more than understood situations, the Dutchman stands out, weekend after weekend, for his defensive solidity. By joining Newcastle, eleventh in the Premier League last season, Botman further strengthens the new rich of the football world. Property of the Saudi sovereign fund, the Magpies are therefore in the process of signing a big deal, they who had already offered 50 M € to LOSC during the last winter transfer window to recruit the left-handed defender.