FOOTBALL – LOSC Mercato : A huge signing made official in Lille OSC
LOSC Mercato : In the pipeline for a few days, the transfer of Sven Botman to Newcastle United is now official.
LOSC Mercato : Lille confirms the transfer of Botman to Newcastle
New coach of Lille OSC, Paulo Fonseca will not be able to count on Sven Botman. On Friday, the northern club made official the transfer of the Dutch defender to Newcastle United. “LOSC, Newcastle United and Sven Botman have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Dutch international defender [22 years] who will officially join the Magpies. GOOD HANDS, CHAMPION!”, wrote the club on its Twitter account while thanking the Dutch colossus “Thank you Sven”. The central defender had already confirmed his departure from Lille. He had bid farewell to the club and its fans on social networks. “I’m really happy to have worn the shirt of LOSC for two years, it was an incredible adventure with two great trophies and memories that I will never forget. Thank you LOSC for everything,” he said.
A lot of money for Lille thanks to Botman
The Lille OSC realizes a great operation following the transfer of Sven Botman. LOSC has indeed made a capital gain by selling the former Ajax Amsterdam defender. The Dogues had paid only 8 million euros in 2020 for the recruitment of Botman. The French champions 2021 pocketed 40 million euros from Newcastle United. The Magpies have substantial resources following their purchase during the past season by the Saudi public fund. Last recruit of Newcastle, the center back has committed for five seasons, until 2027.
With Lille, he discovered the Champions League this season. The northern club finished first in its group and was eliminated in the round of 16 by Chelsea, the defending champion. The Dutchman leaves France with a French championship title and a victory in the Champions Trophy.