Newcastle hold off ‘host of European sides’ to land Sven Botman in €37m deal

Club confirm deal in principle with 22-year-old centre-backDutchman completes medical and will sign five-year contractNewcastle have confirmed a deal in principle has been agreed to sign the Dutch defender Sven Botman from Lille for €37m. Centre-back Botman, 22, has completed his medical on Tyneside and is set to join on a five-year contract.Newcastle said the club had held off competition “from a host of European sides to secure the highly-rated centre-back”, with the formalities of the transfer set to be concluded this week.

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