Robin Gosens was one of multiple players linked with a move to Newcastle United throughout the January transfer window.

With the Magpies desperately looking for recruits to help them fight against relegation to the Championship, and helped by the backing of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, they set their sights high, and that saw them move for the Germany international.

Ultimately, the 27-year-old swapped Atalanta for Serie A champions Inter Milan on January 27th, moving on a loan which will turn into a permanent transfer if certain conditions are met.

Gosens has often been refreshingly honest when speaking about his career, and that has again been the case in an interview with Kicker. The German magazine asked about interest from Newcastle United and the temptation of joining the newly-rich Premier League club.

In response to that, the Inter player explained: “I thought about it, but I never really considered a change. I find it very human to think about it. If you can earn multiple amounts for the same job in a different location? Show me someone who just says ‘no, thank you’. It’s not just about me, I could probably have secured a few more generations of my family with this money.”

Newcastle are said to have offered a ‘lucrative offer’ to the player, however, the move didn’t happen and this isn’t one which can be paused until the summer, given he then signed for Inter Milan.