Newcastle United ‘join race’ to sign Manchester City target - personal terms ‘agreed’

Newcastle United are targeting one of Serie A’s biggest stars.

Newcastle United have been linked with a host of names this month as they look to avoid relegation this season.

The Magpies have been most recently rumoured to be interested in Atalanta’s Robin Gosens.

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According to Sky Italia, Newcastle have agreed personal terms with the Germany international.

Manchester City were also keen on a deal for Gosens but it looks likely that Newcastle could win the race.

Sky Italia claim that the Tyneside club are advancing in their talks with the Serie A club and are expected to offer a three-and-a-half-year deal that could see Gosens triple his current salary to £2.9 million per season.

Gosens could be tempted by a move to St. James’ Park if Eddie Howe’s side are willing to meet Atalanta’s £31.5 million valuation of the player.

The 27-year-old has been out since October with a hamstring injury and his return is likely to affect Newcastle’s transfer plans.

The Magpies are waiting for Gosens to recover before submitting an official bid and are likely to push a move back to the summer if his rehabilitation takes longer than expected.

Who is Robin Gosens?

Robin Gosens can operate either as a left wing-back or left midfielder.

The German has spent five years with Atalanta and had a particularly impressive 2020-21 campaign, where he bagged 11 goals and six assists.

Gosens went onto enjoy an impressive Euro 2020 tournament, where he snatched a goal and an assist in Germany’s 4-2 win over Portugal.

The former Heracles star’s form has attracted attention from Europe’s elite clubs and he may finally get a big move to match his ability.

Newcastle will have to act fast if they are to snap up Gosens, with Manchester City still lurking.