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Newcastle Preparing To Spend Total Of €135 Million To Sign Lazio's Ciro Immobile

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.

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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.

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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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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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Topics: Football News, newcastle, Lazio, Football, Ciro Immobile, Newcastle United, Italy

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