According to a recent report by Fabrizio Romano, Sven Botman tops Newcastle United’s shortlist in the January transfer window.
The belief is that they are at a crossroads regarding their defensive work and for this reason they will prioritize involving more defenders, with Botman as one of them.
They want to find out how much Lille wants for him first, which should be an interesting equation considering there is an endless stream of clubs wanting to lure him away from French football.
The most interesting part of the January window will probably be how Newcastle behave. They clearly want to impress and if they want to, they have to do it in a clever way that doesn’t interrupt the flow of what Eddie Howe wants to do between now and the end of the season.