19/01/2022; 1:44 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The player will submit a written request to leave the club he joined in 2019.
Newcastle United are still scouring the ends of the earth for players that will usher in a new and glorious era at the club. In October 2021, Saudi-backed Ownership Group acquired Newcastle United in a $415million deal. It effectively made Newcastle the wealthiest football club in the world.
The new owners aim to challenge Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the top trophies in England before moving to Europe for world domination. Despite the financial backing, getting the A-list players has been an arduous task for Newcastle. The new management has tried to sign a few players to increase their chances of surviving relegation. Players like Phillipe Coutinho, Anthony Martial and Eden Hazard have rejected the opportunity to wear the black and white of Newcastle United.
The recent pursuit of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos by the Tyneside club may have received a boost as the defender has asked to leave the Spanish club.
Sevilla are in the middle of a title chase as they are in second place on the La Liga table, five points behind league leaders Real Madrid. The Andalusian club wants to keep its best players as they pursue a possible league triumph, but things are turning for Sevilla, as one of their dependable defenders is asking for a move away from the club.
Newcastle United have been boosted by the news of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, with the player demanding to leave the club this January. The player will submit a written request to force an exit.
Eddie Howe has tried to seal his defence that has leaked many goals and has the 28-year-old Brazilian as one of his targets. Howe is hopeful of landing the defender this January. According to Goal.com, the Magpies have been rebuffed twice by Sevilla. The defender has now played his hand and wants to leave the club.
According to Sky Sports, Diego Carlos will submit a handwritten request stating his desire to leave the Andalusian side. Newcastle will still need to make a bid Sevilla finds suitable.
Newcastle made the first offer for Diego Carlos in the region of £25 million. The bid was rejected, with reports suggesting that Sevilla would want a figure close to his release clause. The release clause for the defender is €80m (£66m). It is unlikely that Newcastle would pay such an amount for the defender.
Sevilla still hold the aces and are not keen to sell the Brazilian. Should Sevilla be forced to sell, they will want to do it on their terms.
Carlos joined Sevilla from Ligue 1 side Nantes in 2019 for around £13.5million. In Sevilla’s 20 La Liga matches this season, Carlos hasd 19 of them. Surprisingly, the player wants to abandon a title challenge for a relegation battle in unfamiliar territory.
The lure of Saudi money seems too strong to resist for Diego Carlos.