The summer transfer window in the UK will end on Friday 1st September at 11:00 pm local time.
With Sven Botman likely out for a few weeks with an injury he picked up in that disastrous 2-1 home defeat last Sunday against a 10 man Liverpool side, Newcastle may yet be tempted to go into the market for a center-back.
Craig Hope had reported that the injury was not as bad as first thought, so maybe Newcastle will not be tempted, especially since it’s really a right footed center-back we need as cover for Fabian Schar.
? Understand early indications are that Sven Botman has avoided serious damage to his ankle after injury suffered on Sunday. More news awaited ahead of weekend but I’m told it’s not as bad as perhaps first feared #nufc
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) August 28, 2023
We would assume that Dan Burn, who often lacks pace at left back, will fill in for Sven and either Matt Targett or newly signed Lewis Hall will come in at left back, although it may be a bit early for Hall to start.
Here is the transfer table as we see it – not sure if I have missed anything.
|Transfers Summer 2023|
|Sandro Tonali||£52M||AC Milan|
|Lewis Hall||Loan - $28M fee next summer||Chelsea|
|Total Fees Paid||$127M|
|Karl Darlow||£0.4M||Leeds United|
|Allan Saint Maximin||£23M||Al Ahli - Saudi Arabia|
|Garang Kuol||Loan||FC Volendam|
|Total Fees Received||£23.4M|