Sven Botman: Newcastle full signing of Lille defender | Soccer Information

Newcastle have accomplished the signing of Lille centre-back Sven Botman on a five-year contract.

The entire payment for the defender is within the area of £35m.

The Dutchman was Eddie Howe’s first defensive switch goal this summer season. The membership named the defender as a switch goal in January, however negotiations with Lille proved sophisticated.

They beat competitors from AC Milan for his signature.

Botman mentioned: “I am actually comfortable – elated – and may’t wait to start out this new journey. It is the very best day of my life, to signal a contract with Newcastle United. It is a day for which I I have been working exhausting and I am very excited.

“Newcastle had a long-term plan to get to the highest, each for me and for the membership, and so they play within the Premier League, which is the very best league in Europe. The package deal is simply good. I’ve wanting ahead now to fulfill the followers and likewise my new teammates.”

Head coach Eddie Howe added: “I’m delighted to have Sven be part of us. He’s technically superb, superb bodily and has an excellent perspective.

“At 22, he already has stable expertise on the highest degree however he’s too previous to develop with this group. I am unable to wait to work with him and see him together with his new team-mates.”

Newcastle are actually set to proceed their seek for extra attacking choices and have been linked with Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

Newcastle fixtures 2022/23: Forest premier

Newcastle United will host newly promoted Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

After a visit to Brighton within the second weekend, Eddie Howe’s Magpies host Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis on August 20, earlier than ending the month with journeys to Wolves and Liverpool.

Howe will face former membership Bournemouth at dwelling on September 17, whereas Brentford’s go to on October 8 will mark the primary anniversary of the Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle.

Newcastle journey to Leicester on Boxing Day, host Leeds on New Yr’s Eve, then journey to Arsenal on January 2, earlier than concluding their marketing campaign at Chelsea.

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