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'I Could Have Secured My Family For Generations!' - Newcastle Target Reveals Why He Rejected Lucrative Transfer

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'I Could Have Secured My Family For Generations!' - Newcastle Target Reveals Why He Rejected Lucrative Transfer

Atalanta loanee Robin Gosens has revealed that he rejected a stunning January transfer to Newcastle, even after the club were prepared to triple his wages.

The left wing-back impressed for Atalanta during the 2020-21 Serie A season and booked a place in Joachim Low’s Germany squad for Euro 2020 last summer.

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Gosens, 27, was heavily linked with Newcastle in the January window and the Magpies were ready to table a lucrative offer for the full-back.

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According to reports, Newcastle would have tripled Gosens’ wages by offering him a £57,000-a-week contract.

However, Gosens snubbed a transfer to St James’ Park and signed a loan deal with Inter Milan, with an obligation to make the move permanent for £21m (€25m).

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Inter offered the Germany international a £42,000-a-week contract, and Gosens has insisted that a move to Newcastle did not align with his sporting objectives.

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“I had a contract offer, but I rejected it. I would have jeopardised my sporting goals,” he told German magazine Kicker.

Gosens added that he could have “secured a few more generations of my family” with the money offered to him.

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“I think it’s very human to think about it,” he admitted.

“If you can earn many times more for the same job at a different club, show me someone who just says ‘No, thank you.’

“It’s not just about me, I could probably have secured a few more generations of my family with this money.”

Newcastle’s Saudi Arabia-led owners, who purchased the Premier League club for £300m last October, opened their war chest for a spending spree in January.

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The Magpies snapped up Kieran Trippier from Atletico MadridChris Wood from Burnley, Dan Burn from Brighton and Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon in a bid to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad.

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Newcastle have struggled this season and are currently sat in the Premier League relegation zone, but are only two points off from leapfrogging 17th-place Norwich City.

Howe’s men will return to Premier League action on Tuesday when they welcome Everton to St James’ Park.

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Topics: Newcastle United, Premier League, England, Football, Atalanta, Serie A, Italy

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