It appears there are a few discrepancies in the Italian media as to where Newcastle United’s pursuit of Robin Gosens currently stands.
We covered an article from Monday’s edition of Corriere dello Sport earlier today claiming a first offer of €30m had been made and returned to sender.
The Magpies were reportedly prepared to come back with a new assault, and we mused that one of their other obstacles would be to convince the player to swap a Champions League club for one fighting against relegation in the Premier League.
Well, if TuttoMercatoWeb are to be believed, that’s already been done, as the website claims ‘there is already an agreement between the player and Newcastle’.
While it’s made clear Gosens ‘is not the priority’, the St James’ Park side ‘have already had several talks with the boy and his entourage in recent days’, which led to all parties ‘reaching a general agreement on the wages, tripling them compared to the current ones at Atalanta’.
Now, while Corriere stated a first offer had been made, TuttoMercatoWeb’s information is different, making it clear the Serie A side ‘await the offer’ from Newcastle, as they are aware of the interest in their player, but ‘have not received’ anything just yet.
The belief is that Gosens is valued at around €25-30m, and ‘if Newcastle make a proposal of this type, the negotiations would suffer a sudden acceleration’.
This clearly doesn’t line up with Corriere’s train of thought, but TuttoMercatoWeb do suggest Atalanta ‘can sell him’, because Giuseppe Pezzella has been ‘excellent’, making the Germany international a bit more expendable.
We’ll have to wait and see what comes of all this, with just a week or so left in the transfer window, but the interest from Newcastle is clearly there.