Newcastle United owners’ hilarious response to big money Sven Botman signing

Newcastle United co-owners Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben took to social media to react to the signing of Sven Botman.

Newcastle United’s co-owners Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben have taken to social media to welcome the signing of new by Sven Botman.

And in their typical style, some banter played its part along the way.

Newcastle United directors Mehrdad Ghodoussi (L) and Jamie Reuben react in the stands ahead of English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in London on March 13, 2022.

In a statement on Tuesday, Newcastle United confirmed they've agreed a deal in principle to sign Lille central defender Botman.

The Netherlands youth international becomes the Magpies' third first-team signing of the summer so far, after the capture of Matt Targett from Aston Villa and Nick Pope from recently-relegated Burnley.

While the deal is yet to be 100% confirmed, United released a statement confirming their agreement with the Ligue 1 outfit for the 22-year-old, who has been a long-time target of the Magpies.

It read: "Newcastle United have agreed a deal in principle with LOSC Lille to sign Dutch defender Sven Botman for an undisclosed fee, holding off competition from a host of European sides to secure the highly-rated centre-back.

"Botman has completed his medical on Tyneside and agreed the terms of a five-year contract.

"The formalities of the transfer are set to be concluded this week, following which the 22-year-old will officially become a Newcastle United player."

And United’s owners took to Twitter to express their delight at getting the deal done - as well as poking fun at each other, in typical fashion.

For starters, PCP Capital Partners' Mehrdad Ghodoussi tweeted: "Welcome to the family Sven."

While Jamie Reuben, of RB Sports & Media, followed up with: "Welcome to the best club in the world."

Then came this:

Which prompted this response from Reuben: