- Botman leaves Lille, who will receive 37 million euros for his transfer, to enroll in the pharaonic project of the club with the largest capital in the world
- The center-back will sign a contract for the next five seasons, until 2027.
Newcastle United , which last year became the club with the largest capital in the world when it was acquired by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, has announced this Tuesday that it has reached an agreement in principle for the Dutch central defender Sven Botman (22 years), who will sign a contract for the next five seasons, until June 2027.
Lille receives 37 million euros
Fabrizio Romano, a specialist in market issues, points out that Lille will receive 37 million euros for the transfer of Botman , which thus becomes the third summer addition of the magpies after Matt Targett (26), who has already played St James’ Park on loan for the second half of last season, and goalkeeper Nick Pope (30), following Burnley ‘s relegation to the Championship.
Botman was very close to signing for Milan , current champion of the Italian Serie A, but has finally decided to enroll in the pharaonic project of Newcastle , whose objective is to rub shoulders with the giants of the Premier League in the short term.
Fundamental piece of the champion Lille
A fundamental piece in Lille ‘s conquest of Ligue 1 in 2021, the left-handed center-back joined the ‘les dogues’ team in the summer of 2020 from the Ajax Amsterdam subsidiary and became indisputable for Christophe Galtier , future coach of the PSG , from the first moment.
During his two seasons at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Botman appeared in 79 official matches, scoring three goals.