Newcastle United are on the move. The news is that Inter Milan’s recruitment of Niccolo Varella (26) is close.
The British Telegraph exclusively reported on the 15th (Korea Standard Time) that “Newcastle was close to signing Varella with a transfer fee of 50 million pounds (about 81 billion won).”
“Newcastle is planning to recruit two 안전놀이터 midfielders this summer, and Varella could be one of them. They are pushing to complete their contract with Inter Milan Varella. Multiple sources said the deal is expected to take place and a series of talks have been underway over the past few days, he added.
Newcastle made a big difference in 2021. The owner has changed for the first time in 14 years, and considerable capitalists have taken over. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), RB Sports-Media and PCP Capital were named co-owners, with the PIF chief’s estimated assets of 320 billion pounds (about 520 trillion won). A lot has changed. He appointed Eddie Howe, an “excellent resourceful” coach, and brought in high-quality players through enormous spending.
Still, it was hard to imagine that it would grow this fast. Newcastle achieved remarkable results in the 2022-23 season, including fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL) and second place in the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup). Newcastle have proven they can compete with the EPL Big 6 in terms of performance. Based on Howe’s tactical system, he was one of the best performing teams in the league.
As it even brought the right to advance to the UCL, attention was paid to its move to the transfer market this summer. However, Newcastle were blocked by a wall of financial fair play (FFP) and could not release a lump sum of money. According to multiple media outlets, the budget was set at less than 100 million pounds (about 162 billion won).
In response, Newcastle intends to focus on reinforcing midfielders. Earlier, it was well known that he was aiming for James Madison of Leicester City. And Newcastle targeted one more, none other than Serie A top midfielder Varella.
Varella is a “top midfielder” who has performed his best since joining Inter Milan in the 2019-20 season. He is considered a hexagonal box-to-box midfielder with no major shortcomings. It has active activity, active off-the-ball movement, strong pressure, good pass ability and dribbling ability.
Newcastle are looking to embrace Varella for a rather cheap £50m transfer. In addition, Varella promises the club’s highest salary. According to the Telegraph, negotiations are underway and an optimistic atmosphere has been formed.