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Sven Botman

Position:
Defender
Date signed:
28th June 2022

Dutch defender who signed for Newcastle United from Lille in July 2022.

The Magpies fought off competition from a host of European sides to secure the signature of the 22-year-old in July 2022. He penned a five-year contract with the club having won the Ligue 1 title and the Trophée des Champions during his two seasons in France.

Botman graduated from the famed Academy set-up at Ajax before - following a loan spell with Heerenveen - he joined Lille, where he played in the Champions League and Europa League. He has captained the Netherlands at under-21 level, as well as being called up to the full squad for the first time in November 2020.

The 6ft 4ins left-footed centre-back became Eddie Howe's third signing of the summer following the arrival of Matt Targett and Nick Pope in June.

Botman said: "I'm really happy - delighted - and I can't wait to start this new adventure. This is the best day of my life, to sign a contract with Newcastle United. It's a day I've worked hard for and I'm very excited.

"Newcastle had a long-term plan to get to the top, for both me and for the club, and they play in the Premier League which is the best league in Europe. The whole package is just perfect. I'm looking forward now to meeting the fans and also my new team-mates."

Head coach Eddie Howe said: "I'm delighted Sven is joining us. He is technically very good, physically very good and has a great attitude.

"At 22, he already has solid experience at the top level but he is at a great age to grow with this team. I am looking forward to getting to work with him and seeing him with his new team-mates."

Full Name:
Sven Botman
Position:
Defender
Squad Number:
4
Nationality:
Dutch
Date of birth:
12th January 2000
Height:
193
Weight:
81
Date signed:
28th June 2022
Previous club:
Lille, Heerenveen, Ajax
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