If LOSC refused to give it up this winter, Sven Botman (22) should be more difficult to retain next summer. It interests a lot of people, starting with Tottenham, Newcastle and AC Milan. The Lombard formation would have taken the advantage over its competitors.
Recruited in exchange for a check for 8 million euros, during the summer of 2020, the Dutch international Espoir has since taken a few steps. He quickly established himself in the team coached by Christophe Galtier, in 2020-2021, playing 37 games as a starter. And he continued his momentum with Jocelyn Gourvennec, remaining one of the executives of the northern formation and adding to his palette some important goals.
Last summer, the future of the native of Badhoevedorp had already fed the chronicles dedicated to the LOSC transfer window. Liverpool, Manchester United and Atalanta had notably taken information about him. In agreement with his leaders, he nevertheless opted to continue his progression in the Lille group. He had also indicated that he did not regret his choice. His future has again been associated with transfer hypotheses in recent months, and in particular during the January transfer window. The Magpies, Juventus, AC Milan and AS Roma, for example, have been announced as being on his trail. Its leaders have again not flinched, despite a proposal from the Magpies estimated at 35 million euros. The player this time would have been “fascinated by the new project of the Saudi owners” which suggests that he will not stay forever in the North of France.
This Thursday, Sky Sports relays information published in the Italian press. According to her, Sven Botman is now the subject of a battle between Newcastle, Tottenham and AC Milan. The Lombard club would be willing to bet big to get ahead of its two rivals. A five-year contract is already in the pipeline. This could explain why the defender’s advisers went to Milan a few days ago. Rather than in the Premier League, it is in Serie A that the Dutchman could continue his career next season.
Agreement in principle between #ACMilan and Sven #botman for a 5-year contract (€2.5M/year). The Dutch centre-back is the main target for #ACMilanwhich are already working to reach an agreement with #Lille for the summer. #transfers #LOSC https://t.co/FsBFx9tEjz
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) February 10, 2022