Transfer insider Dean Jones has now revealed some fresh Newcastle United transfer news involving Sven Botman before the trip to Tottenham.
The Lowdown: Two-way fight
As per The Times, the St. James’ Park faithful are now set to battle AC Milan to sign Botman in the summer, after failing to land him in the January transfer window.
Lille stood firm on their valuation of the Netherlands international, but could now be tempted to sell if the price is right.
The Latest: Botman update
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, Jones has revealed that Milan are ahead of the Magpies in the race for Botman, although that could change ‘very quickly’:
Should Newcastle sign Botman?
The Verdict: Difficult
It will be difficult for the Tyneside outfit to beat Milan to Botman’s signature, based on where the two clubs are at.
The Italian giants are currently top of the Serie A, and look likely to secure their place in the UEFA Champions League for next season, if not win the league on top of that.
On the other hand, the Toon are not guaranteed safety in the Premier League just yet, and are only at the start of their long-term project.
Nonetheless, it is likely that Botman would choose Milan over them right now, but that is not to say that the North East club could not come back in for him in the future.
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