Newcastle Preparing To Spend Total Of €135 Million To Sign Lazio's Ciro Immobile
Newcastle United are reportedly preparing an ambitious offering totalling €135 million for Lazio striker Ciro Immobile.
Should the club finally get taken over by The Saudi Public Investment Fund after endless speculation, it's said the new owners are keen on smashing the club's record transfer fee straight from the off.
Gazzetta dello Sport say that Newcastle have submitted an offer in the region of £49 million (€55 million) for the Italy international.
They are also willing to make him the highest-paid player at St James' Park by giving him a handsome pay packet of €8 million-a-year as part of a lucrative five-year contract.
:eyes: RUMOUR- Broken Football (@football_broken) June 16, 2020
:rotating_light: Newcastle are ready to spend €135m in total to get Lazio star Ciro Immobile.
The Saudi Public Investment Fund are preparing a monstrous offer for the Italy international, who has bagged 27 goals in 26 Serie A matches this term.
:newspaper2: (La Gazzetta dello Sport) pic.twitter.com/DKXD7w4EHt
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The Saudi #Newcastle thinks big: offers to #Lazio eur 55mio to get the #SerieA top scorer #Immobile.- Carlo Laudisa (@carlolaudisa) June 16, 2020
Eur 8mio per year to the player.
Will he move to the #PremierLeague? @Gazzetta_ithttps://t.co/3cVa436adR
With transfer fee and wages accumulated, the total cost would come to a whopping €135 million - a fee previously alien to the North East club.
Former Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund forward Immobile has been a complete and utter revelation in Rome, scoring 116 goals in 167 games after making the move to Lazio in 2016.
This season, Immobile leads the Serie A scoring charts with a seriously impressive 27 goals - averaging a goal every 81 minutes and scoring six more league goals than five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Current record signing Joelinton, a £40 million arrival from Hoffenheim last summer, has scored just one Premier League goal in 25 appearances this term.
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