Sven Botman’s cryptic social media activity that Newcastle United fans will love

Newcastle United transfer target Sven Botman has been busy on social media - and fans will love what he’s been up to.

<p>(L-R) Lille’s Portuguese defender Jose Fonte, Lille’s Dutch defender Sven Botman, Lille’s Canadian forward Jonathan David and Lille’s Mozambican defender Reinildo Mandava celebrate scoring during the UEFA Champions League group G football match VfL Wolfsburg v Lille LOSC in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on December 8, 2021. </p>

(L-R) Lille’s Portuguese defender Jose Fonte, Lille’s Dutch defender Sven Botman, Lille’s Canadian forward Jonathan David and Lille’s Mozambican defender Reinildo Mandava celebrate scoring during the UEFA Champions League group G football match VfL Wolfsburg v Lille LOSC in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on December 8, 2021.

Newcastle United are ramping up their search for a central defender after the capture of Kieran Trippier - and this January target likes the sound of the Magpies’ activity.

NewcastleWorld understands Sven Botman is United’s primary winter window defensive target and Eddie Howe’s side have reportedly placed an increased second bid in for the player.

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Reports suggest it could be as high as £33million.

Talk of a move from French champions Lille to St James’ Park is floating around Europe with a number of sports accounts on social media mocking up images of players in black and white shirts.

One such image, has found its way into Botman’s timeline on Instagram - @svenbotman_ - and he’s ‘liked’ the image (see below).

Such activity has sent United fans on social media into meltdown.

Here’s just some of their reactions.