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Jul 19, 2022

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Newcastle sign Sven Botman from Lille – club’s spending passes €170m under new ownersliverpool newcastle

Newcastle Unitedhave taken their spending under the club’s new owners to over €170 million, with the signing ofLille central defender Sven Botman. On Tuesday evening thePremier League side confirmed the transfer of theLigue 1 star for a repported£35 million (€41m), who joined the club after agreeing to a five-year deal.

Stats Sven Botman S. Botman Centre-Back LOSC Lille LOSC Lille Season 21/22–
Ligue 1 Games 25 Goals 3 Assists 1

The 22-year-old defender was a transfer target for Newcastle back in January, when the club first came under the ownership of the Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, effectively turning the St James’ Park side into the richest club in the world. However, even though the English top-flight side have had to bide their time in an attempt to quickly upgrade their options, they’ve already spent a remarkable amount of money in no more than six months.

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Indeed, in the January window the new owners got to work handing managerEddie Howe a blank cheque to buy the players he needed to fight off relegation. As such,Dan Burn andChris Wood were signed from league rivalsBrighton andBurnley respectively for a combined €45m, alongsideKieran Trippier fromAtletico for €15m. However, the marquee signing that undoubtedly announced Newcastle’s bold intentions on the transfer window only came when they completed the signing ofLyon playmakerBruno Guimarães for an outlandish €42m.

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However, as this summer’s transfer window has quickly shown, Newcastle were by no means content with avoiding relegation and slowly signing players for next season. Matt Targett, who had been on loan fromAston Villa last season, was quickly signed for €17.5m, alongside Burnley goalkeeperNick Pope for a further €11.5m. Which, to date, means the club have spent around €131m on new players and have quickly transformed the team Howe inherited last season. Once Botman completes his move to St James’ Park, Newcastle’s spending in 2022 will stand at more than €170m. And, most worrying of all for rival clubs in the English side, it seems unlikely that Newcastle’s spending will stop with the Dutch defender. The club have also been linked with moves forStade Reims strikerHugo Ekitike andBayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, who would likely cost a further €100m if they were to be seriously pursued this summer.

Newcastle sign Sven Botman from Lille – club’s spending passes €170m under new owners