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Newcastle United: Fans meltdown at latest transfer update

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Newcastle United are going to have a busy transfer window, having already made the signing of Kieran Trippier from Champions League outfit Atletico Madrid. They’re now looking to make it two in quick succession with Sven Botman from Lille.

It was reported that a €40m price tag was slapped on the defender by Lille, something that Newcastle have now matched. According to Gianluca Di Marzio via NUFC360, that offer has been made, but rejected by the French outfit.

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The Newcastle United fans were clearly confused and annoyed by the updates because they’d matched the asking price set out by Lille. They flocked to the comments of NUFC360’s Tweet to convey their frustration.

What the Newcastle fans said

“We need to move on, we offered what they asked and now they want more. The more we spend on Botman the less we have for other positions.” @AngelNUFC

“Move on. We can’t afford to waste time. Every deal needs a walking away number and then on to the second target.” @dazzacon

“Another 5 mill couldn’t hurt.” @nufcfootball

“One last bid and if they reject that… Move on.” @TomCutter10

“Excuse me what?” @isbambaa

“I thought that was their asking price?” @NUFCRyxn

“They’re a joke club” @67647299Roman

“Oh no!! bid more tomorrow.” @shayke

Botman is still only 21 years old and has been linked to some of the top clubs in recent years, so it’s understandable Lille don’t want to let him go on the cheap.

He’s valued at £27m according to Transfermarkt, so Newcastle are appearing to be paying over the odds.

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The defender has an average Ligue 1 rating with SofaScore of 7.02 this season. That level of consistent, solid performances is what the Magpies need if they are to beat the drop this season.

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