Neil has just reported on the news about Seville’s Diego Carlos, with Sky Sports saying that Seville will sell their top center-back for €45M, which is about £38M.
The good news is that Newcastle are still in negotiations for the Brazilian center-back with the Spanish club and have had their most recent offer of £30M was rejected.
What would normally happen is Newcastle go back with £34M, but maybe Newcastle have to be more decisive and offer the £38M, as long as Seville say they will accept that amount.
But it’s understood that the £30M offer has already been matched by Spurs.
So now it looks to be a two-club auction for Carlos.
So this seems like in days of old, when we hang on and on, trying to get the very best deal for a player, only for another club to come in as competition at the very end, and get the player.
That happened back in January of 2015 when we thought we had Deli Alli all set for £5M, but we then haggled over agents fees, only for – yes Tottenham – to come in and sign the player for £5M plus agents fees.
But maybe we will not lose out on this deal, as we have in the past under the former owner.
What Newcastle need to do now is pay that money and hope Spurs cannot or will not match it.
We have already agreed terms with Carlos, and from what we have read, he wants to come to Newcastle.
So if we now lose out on this player, it will not be good.
In fact, it will be embarrassing.
What do you think?