There’s news today that Germany’s international left-winger (left-back) Robin Gosens has agreed personal terms with Newcastle, and he’s willing to join the Tyneside club this month.
That’s according to Sky in Italy, but Newcastle still have to agree the fee with Atalanta.
Gosen has been offered a three and a half year contract (that’s through summer of 2025) for €3.5M net per season, and that is almost 3 times what he currently earns.
However, there is a snag, with the player out injured until at least the middle of February with a muscle injury, and Newcastle are waiting for more news on when he is expected to return.
Here’s a segment from the Sky Italy report:
“Robin Gosens has not played since September 29, the day of the muscle injury suffered in the Champions League match against Young Boys.”
“A problem that still holds him up today but, despite the long stop, there is no shortage of admirers for the German winger.”
“Newcastle seem to be serious, and aim to take him regardless of the injury. The English club is trying to receive reassurance on the return, at the time scheduled for 15 February.”
The 27-year-old stands 6ft tall, and has played 157 games with 29 goals and 21 assists over the last five seasons for Atalanta.
This acquisition, if Newcastle can get it over the line, would definitely improve our team, in both attack and in defense.
But we still need center-backs brought in – because even when we go ahead at home against a team that has lost seven in a row, we are unable to win the game and concede with just two minutes to go.
That’s what we witnessed yesterday against Watford, and we need as many players brought in over the next two weeks as possible.
Otherwise, we will be relegated.
After yesterday’s insipid second half, it’s as simple as that.
It’s now up to the owners to try to save us this season.
What do you think?