Newcastle target Diego Carlos is likely to feature for Sevilla tonight when they play for Valencia, and with the fee not agreed between the two clubs it is starting to look doubtful he will be signed to play for Newcastle. in Leeds on Saturday. .
Newcastle have offered £30m so far but Sevilla want more than that – and Newcastle may need to hit £40m to bring the player in.
We don’t want this to end like it happened when we were after manager Unai Emery with Villarreal, when it looked like we were going to sign him, and then the whole deal fell through, and Newcastle had eggs in their faces. – then to speak..
Newcastle must sign at least four other players in this window, and we’ve been turned down by a number of players including Eden Hazard and ex-Newcastle player Gini Wijnaldum (twice) and that’s not helping matters.
What would help if we could make a few signings now and that would ease the doubts of other potential signings that we can indeed avoid relegation this season.
Maybe we would have better luck trying to sign central defenders at home, like James Tarkowski (Burnley), Joe Rodon (Tottenham) and Nat Phillips (Liverpool).
But Newcastle have just 12 days left in that window, and we need breakthroughs very quickly.
Loan agreements would be OK too.
This is certainly disappointing news for Diego Carlos this morning.