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

Diego Carlos seems to have made a successful move from Sevilla, to Newcastle. He could register in time for Saturday’s Premier League match at Leeds, a weekend for which we’re expecting some interesting football results.

After the Brazilian centre-back, 28, submitted a formal transfer request, Sevilla – who had rejected Newcastle bids – appeared to concede defeat in their attempts at keeping him. They began advanced negotiations for a possible deal in the region PS30m.

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

Lille turned down a bid to purchase the 22-year old Dutch defender Sven Botman. Newcastle then quickly focused their attention on Carlos. Carlos would need to register by Friday afternoon to be able to participate at Leeds.

After starting his career in his home country, he moved to Portugal to play for Estoril. In 2019, he joined Sevilla from Nantes, helping them to finish second in La Liga and win the Europa League in 2020.

This would be Howe’s third signing. He joins the England right back Kieran Trippier (acquired from Atletico Madrid for PS15m) and the centre forward Chris Wood (a PS25m purchase from Burnley).