Your Newcastle United headlines for Saturday June 25.
Botman deal breakthrough
Newcastle United have reportedly finally reached an agreement with French club Lille for the services of their young Dutch defender, Sven Botman. Various journalists and news outlets report that an offer of €37m has been accepted, with personal terms no problem. Reports also suggest that Botman will undergo his medical next week before being unveiled as a Newcastle player.
This marks another big signing under new Newcastle ownership, with the Magpies fending off competition from Italian champions AC Milan to acquire the highly rated Dutchman. Newcastle had originally wanted Botman in January, but were unwilling to meet the asking price then set by Lille, and instead brought in Dan Burn from Brighton.
Now it looks like they have finally found their man and can start looking for new recruits in other positions on the pitch.
Home jersey in store
Newcastle United’s new home shirt has appeared in stores for the first time. Images have circulated on social media of the kit available to buy from the club shop in St. James’ Park, after it was launched on June 8 for pre-order. This would suggest that the kit designed by Castore is now available not only in the club shop but also in various other sports shops.
Some fans were surprised that betting company ‘Fun88’ remained the shirt’s main sponsor given the Saudi-backed takeover, but many praised the design of the shirt, the amount of stripes and their thickness being widely applauded.
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Sam Fender at Glastonbury
Newcastle fan favorite Sam Fender took to the iconic pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival last night. To the delight of all Newcastle supporters present or at home, he adorned the stage with a Newcastle United flag and was accompanied by his band and beloved saxophonist, Johnny ‘Blue Hat’. He was seen wearing a replica Newcastle home kit from the 1980s.
Fender played between 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. and wowed the crowd with some of its best-known hits, including “Seventeen Going Under” and “Hypersonic Missiles.” He also clarified that it was his first time at Glastonbury, either as a performer or as a fan.
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