[골닷컴] Reporter Dong-Hoon Kang = Newcastle United seem to be imminent to reinforce their central defender. The agreement on personal terms with Diego Carlos (28), who is playing for Sevilla, has ended, and if there are no significant variables in the transfer fee negotiations, the signing is highly likely.
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the European soccer transfer market, said on his social network service (SNS) on the 19th (Korea time), “Newcastle are currently on a five-year contract with Carlos. There will be no room,” he said.
Earlier this month, Newcastle promoted defense reinforcement as soon as the transfer window opened this winter. The reason was that he fell into extreme slump, such as unable to get out of the relegation zone, with the insecurity clearly evident from the rear. In fact, in 20 Premier League matches, he conceded 43 goals, ranking second in conceding the most.
Several players were on the signing list. Carlos, Niklas Jule (26, Bayern Munich), Nathan Ake (26, Manchester City), Sven Boatman (22, Lille), and Nikola Milenkovich (24, Fiorentina) were mentioned. However, only the transfer rumors were circulating, and negotiations did not go well, and there was no progress.
In the midst of this, coach Eddie Howe (44, England) asked the club to reinforce the defense as soon as possible when he was in a desperate crisis with a draw in six official matches. The Newcastle board recently decided on a clear path for Carlos and spurred it, and they are on the verge of signing him.
According to British public broadcaster BBC, Newcastle are planning to make a deal for Carlos before a match against Leeds United this weekend. Carlos has already made a transfer request to Sevilla, and it is said that he wants to leave.
Carlos is a defender who excels in physical fights and aerial ball competitions with solid physical strength. Its focus, agility, and agility are also outstanding, showing stability in one-on-one situations. Like a Brazilian, he has excellent foot skills and can easily perform build-up skills.
In 2014, he set his feet on the European stage while living on loan with the Porto B team. After that, he moved to Nantes and has been active as a key defender for Seville since 2019. In his 119 appearances for Sevilla, he scored 5 goals and provided an assist. Last year, he was selected as Brazil’s representative at the Tokyo Summer Olympics and played a full-time role in six games, making a big contribution to winning the gold medal.