Newcastle United set to make Germany defender their third January signing 4 months ago

Newcastle United set to make Germany defender their third January signing

Newcastle really aren't messing about

Newcastle are set to make Atalanta wing-back and Germany international Robin Gosens their third signing of the January transfer window.

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Following their takeover in October, the Magpies have an embarrassment of riches to spend as they try to stay in the Premier League and have already spent around £37m on both Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood to bolster the squad.

Newcastle line up move for Gosens.

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Reports in Italy have suggested that Gosens has already agreed terms with Newcastle and will sign on a three-year deal and earn roughly €3.5m a year - tripling what he currently earns in Italy.

The German would prove to be yet another significant addition to Eddie Howe's squad, prising him away from a side regularly competing in Europe. They will also reportedly have fended off interest from some of the biggest clubs in the continent, including Manchester City, to win his signature.

The 27-year-old operates as either a wing-back or left midfielder and has an eye for goal, finding the net 11 times in Serie A last season, as well as registering six assists.

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He was also a member of the Germany squad for last summer's European Championships, in which he caught the eye, playing four times whilst scoring one and assisting twice during an emphatic 4-2 win against Portugal.

Gosens has struggled for fitness this campaign and hasn't played since October after suffering a hamstring injury, featuring just six times this year for Atalanta.