Sven Botman Links with Serie A, Napoli Resurfaces

Sven Botman’s name rung around Serie A club last summer window, before Newcastle United came calling with a €37M offer to lure him from Lille. Milan were the closest linked Italian club to the Dutchman, but Napoli were also in the picture to replace Kalidou Koulibaly. Eventually, the Partenopei ended up signing Kim Min-jae from Fenerbahce.

However, an agent from Botman’s entourage – Francesco Miniero – has hinted the Dutch defender could make his way to the south of Italy to play under Luciano Spalletti.

Botman is very happy at Newcastle, he’s one of the best center-backs in the Premier League, but in football everything is possible. But today I have to say that Botman is very happy where he is. As a Campanian, I’d like to close deals with Napoli, also because it’s a reality,” he said to Radio Crc (via Corriere dello Sport)

Botman has played an important role in Newcastle United’s rise to the top-half of the Premier League table, quickly establishing himself a key member of the squad. The 23-year-old, who has a valid contract until 2027, has 29 appearances for the Magpies this season.

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