It has been reported by the Daily Express that Newcastle are considering walking away from their pursuit of Diego Carlos of Sevilla.
The Magpies have now placed two bids for the Brazillian one of £25 million and another around £30 million. However, the Spanish side reportedly value Carlos at around £50 million as he has a release clause of £67 million.
Newcastle has been able to make a couple of new signings this window. Both Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood have arrived, making them the first two signings of the new era on Tyneside.
However, when it comes to the Toon Army’s biggest on-field issue, there has not been much success. There’s been a whole number of centre-backs linked with Newcastle, but thus far they’ve not been able to acquire one.
With conflicting reports, Newcastle should look elsewhere if they can’t land Carlos
Diego Carlos would be the second major setback for Newcastle as they look for a central defender. Initially, Sven Botman was their prime target but that deal fell through. Now it seems Carlos is going to provide an almost identical outcome.
However, Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope claims Newcastle are still hoping to land him. If the deal can be done quickly then Newcastle should press ahead, but we can’t afford for this saga to go on much longer.
With just over 10 days left of the window, it’s now or never for Carlos. As soon as the outcome is clear Newcastle need to sign Carlos. We must either go all in now and agree to what Sevilla want or move on to another target.
What has made business difficult for the Magpies is not just clubs wanting to get as much money out of them as possible, but their position in the league. The project has an attraction with new ambitious owners, but Newcastle are in a relegation battle.
Some fans would be excited with the arrival of the Sevilla centre-back. A fresh face in the defence has been a priority in this transfer window. But if it doesn’t happen, there will need to be a quick overturn to find another option.
With less than two weeks to go in the window, the next few days are key for the Toon Army. Hopefully, they can land a central defender, be it Carlos or someone else.