Newcastle is in the market for players to keep them in the top flight. The club has an excellent budget to secure high-quality players.
One of the Magpies’ targets is Sevilla’s, Diego Carlos.
Newcastle had launched a £25 million bid for the player, but it was rejected. Sevilla said the player’s price tag was higher.
But Diego Carlos himself has forced Sevilla to negotiate with Newcastle, who have raised the bid to £30 million.
Sevilla does not want to let the player go as he is one of their pillars. But the club cannot match the contract Newcastle is offering.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has said he hopes to have a better squad on January 31, indicating that they hope to rebuild the club rather than let key players such as Diego Carlos go.
The club’s hierarchy is unwilling to sell the player, but the company managing Diego Carlos’ career has good relations with the businessmen who recently acquired Newcastle.
The relationship between the player’s company and the club means that Sevilla has few resources to convince the player to stay in Spain.
In fact, the strategy of presenting an offer below the player’s market value is widely used in these cases where there are external relationships between the player and the club that intends to sign him. This move is made to lower the player’s price and force the player to leave from within.
Despite Sevilla’s resistance, everything indicates that both clubs are close to reaching an agreement for Carlos’ move to Saint James Park.