Newcastle transfer news: Sevilla set Diego Carlos asking price
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Newcastle transfer news: Sevilla set Diego Carlos asking price

It finally looks like Sevilla are going to play ball in Newcastle’s pursuit of Diego Carlos.

The Magpies’ chase has gone on for almost the entire month, with the Telegraph first reporting on Newcastle’s interest on January 4th.

Sadly, Amanda Staveley and co have so far been unable to get the deal over the line.

That’s despite the fact the player is reportedly interested in a move and has already agreed personal terms with Newcastle.

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However, last week it looked like Sevilla were going to deny the 28-year-old a move to St James’ Park. It was even reported in the Express that Newcastle could walk away from the deal, such was their frustration with the Spanish side.

But confidence a deal can be done appears to have returned this week, and Sky Sports have named Sevilla’s asking price.

£38million bid will bring Diego Carlos to Newcastle

According to Sky Sports, Sevilla want a fee of £38million for the centre-back. Newcastle reportedly offered £30million last week.

The report adds that all parties are hopeful of a deal, which will be music to Toon fans’ ears.

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It was hoped last week that Carlos would arrive in time to face Leeds. That obviously didn’t happen, and Eddie Howe had to go with the defenders he already had. Luckily they stepped up to help deliver a vital three points.

The win at Leeds has lifted the mood around the club, and could kick off an exciting week of transfer action for the Magpies.

There’s talk of Jesse Lingard coming, while other names such as Duvan Zapata, Aaron Ramsey and Dele Alli are in the mix.

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But Carlos will be an exciting one for fans, who have been desperate to see a centre-back arrive all month.

£38million would make the Brazilian the second most expensive signing in the club’s history. It’s £2million less than Joelinton cost in 2019. But it will be money well spent if he helps tighten up one of the Premier League’s worst defences.

Sevilla have finally set a realistic asking price, and Newcastle simply have to meet it.

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