Sevilla defender Diego Carlos close in on £30m deal with Newcastle

Diego Carlos appears to have completed his transfer from Sevilla, to Newcastle. He could potentially sign a contract before Saturday’s Premier League match at Leeds – a weekend which promises some thrilling football results!

After Brazilian centre-back Neymar, 28, submitted a formal transfer request, Sevilla – who had rejected Newcastle bids – appeared to accept defeat in their pursuit of keeping him. They have begun advanced negotiations for an eventual deal worth around PS30m.

Eddie Howe, currently second-bottom in Newcastle and having lost one game this season while conceding 43 Premier League goals, has stressed the necessity of signing at least one central defense player.

Lille turned down a bid for 22-year old Dutch defender Sven Botman, so Newcastle turned their attention towards Carlos. To participate at Leeds, Carlos must register by Friday afternoon.

After beginning his career in his home country, he relocated to Portugal and played for Estoril. In 2019, he joined Sevilla from Nantes and helped them finish second in La Liga and win the Europa League in 2020.

Howe has announced his third signing, joining England right back Kieran Trippier (purchased from Atletico Madrid for PS15m) and centre forward Chris Wood (PS25m purchase from Burnley).