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Newcastle transfer news: PIF prepared to quadruple Robin Gosens' wages

Newcastle United appear to be hoping that a huge wage package will convince Robin Gosens to leave Atalanta for the Magpies.

The Germany international emerged as a target at the weekend, with claims from Sky Italia that the 27-year-old had agreed a deal to join Newcastle. All Amanda Staveley and co had to do was agree a fee with the Serie A side.

Those reports have perhaps jumped the gun, but Newcastle’s interest in the defender has been claimed elsewhere. The Chronicle believe Gosens is ready to accept the offer from PIF.

However, Atalanta chief Umberto Marino has played down talk of their player moving to St James’ Park this month.


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But how much are Newcastle willing to pay Gosens to swap black and blue for black and white?

Monster wage package on the table from Newcastle for Gosens

Sky Italia first suggested that Newcastle could pay Gosens three times as much as he’s earning for Atalanta.

However, Italian outlet Il Giorno believe the offer is even bigger. They report that the Magpies have offered him a three-and-a-half year deal which would earn him around £8.7million. However, there would be bonuses on top of that which would increase the sum to £10million in total.

Il Giorno (translated by Sport Witness) believe bonuses would ensure Gosens earns four times the amount he is currently on Atalanta. Newcastle could also increase the length of the contract for another year – making the deal even more lucrative.

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This is big money. Newcastle’s owners are looking to pay a lot of cash to get the players they need. However, the biggest sum needed is the one to tempt Atalanta into a sale. And will that be possible? Gosens is one of their star players.

PIF and co clearly have big ambitions and the cash to back them up, but we appear to be going to for some seriously big names very early on into this project.

Gosens would be a wonderful signing, but it’s difficult to see why Atalanta would want to sell. We can offer the left-back all the money in the world – it means nothing if we don’t agree a fee with his club.

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