Sven Botman became a Newcastle player after announcing Lille have agreed a fee worth millions for the defender to become Newcastle most expensive signing of the club.
Sven Botman is eager to earn back Newcastle United’s confidence after reaching an agreement in principle to sign him from Lille.
Following Newcastle United’s announcement that the Dutchman was the team’s most expensive defender ever, Sven Botman has pledged to make amends.
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Following the completion of the transfer procedures on Friday, Botman has officially moved from Lille to Newcastle for a reported cost of £31 million plus add-ons.
Prior to continuing his vacation in Spain, the highly regarded centre defender signed a five-year contract after passing a physical earlier this week.
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While a move to AC Milan also piqued Botman’s interest, the 22-year-desire old’s was to play in the Premier League. In fact, he had earlier expressed a willingness to forego life in the Champions League with Lille in exchange for a January relegation battle with the Magpies. However, Lille did not want to allow Botman go during the mid-season transfer window.
After negotiations finally made progress last week, Botman decided to try out Newcastle’s “wonderful project” rather than continue to demand Milan.
Botman is now driven by a desire to repay Newcastle for their confidence in him when others might have been a bit intimidated by the cost.
“I don’t want to even consider it, “He disclosed the cost to De Telegraaf. “This is how the game of football has evolved and how the transfer market currently functions.
“I can’t help it, and I aspire to still be that Badhoevedorp guy. It’s clear from that €40 million just how much Newcastle United wanted me. It is now my responsibility to earn back the confidence that was given to me.