Sky: Botman wants Milan, Lille want Newcastle – the ‘complex’ Botman situation

By Oliver Fisher -

A complex case has developed surrounding Lille defender Sven Botman with no party involved seemingly willing to back down from their stance.

It feels like the Botman saga has been ongoing for months now given that Milan and Newcastle each tried to sign the Dutchman back in the January transfer window and waited for the summer to come around, and despite the fact many reports suggested the Rossoneri had virtually closed a deal, the race seems wide open.

Luca Marchetti told Sky (via MilanNews) that Botman remains a Milan target just as he has been for six months, but if they have not been able to close a deal in six months it is because it is ‘complex’.

The teams involved from January are the same as now: Milan, Newcastle and Lille. Not only that, but the positions taken up then remain the same: the player prefers Milan to Newcastle and Lille prefers Newcastle’s offer to Milan’s.

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    1. If Milan offer what Newcastle have offered then he’s all yours.
      Would Milan sell a player for less than they know they can get for him?

    2. He should be sold out to a club that could be of benefit to his career,Lille needs to consider this and allow him to move to Milan because he wanted milan ever since.. good luck to him.. forever milan

  1. Just waiting until Newcastle give up and they find another target. Never enter the bidding war Versus oil club’ money. Newcastle are in hurry to buy player and botman don’t want them . Lille Will give up once Newcastle dont target botman anymore

  2. Who cares. Same story for the past 2 months. Honestly Botman is overrated, slow and gumpy. He might work here because Tomori is so fast but Botman is overrated. Could become great but nowhere close to that yet.

  3. Personally I think we need Botman. Yes of course we need attacking reinforcements. But it’s the Defense wins you cups. Maldini knows it.

    This year, we are aiming to go far in UCL besides defending serie A. So of course we need at least 3 world class defenders at our disposal and that would be Tomori, Kalulu and Botman assuming that we sign him.

    KJaer as well, but not sure about his form after injury.

  4. Milan have totally pulled out of the race to sign Botman, according to many sources due to not having the money, Jose fonte was on talk sport this morning saying he’s going to Newcastle, he’s not coming to Milan, why are we still reporting this.

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