Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe wants to sign Sporting center-back

In today’s Newcastle transfer news – Sporting center-back Ousmane Diomande has been with a move to Newcastle with Eddie Howe likes the player.
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Newcastle United are looking for a new center-back. Eddie Howe wants to strengthen his backline in the January transfer window as he wants to surge ahead in his quest to achieve Champions League football next season. However, the road will not be easy for the Magpies after recent defeats in the Premier League. The Magpies are looking to find a good center-back and that is why they are linked to Sporting center-back Ousmane Diomande. That is why you will get more Newcastle transfer news on Diomande. Fans should know that Newcastle is not the only club following this Sporting center-back as there are European heavyweights that are linked to the player. It will be interesting to see which clubs get the signature of Diomande in the following weeks.

Newcastle transfer news: Sporting wants £68.8m for Ousmane Diomande

One of the biggest obstacles that Newcastle will face apart from the interests of European heavyweights is meeting the release clause of Ousmane Diomande. Sporting has a release clause of £68.8m for the player. The Financial Fair Play regulations will prevent Newcastle from making such a substantial move for the player unless they sell some of their existing players. However, adding Diomande to the squad will surely help Eddie Howe in turning the season around for the Magpies. After the win against Sunderland in the FA Cup, Newcastle fans are excited for the resumption of Premier League football. However, Eddie Howe and the Newcastle board understood that to change the fortune of the side, they needed to find new players who could play at the level that Eddie Howe wanted. Thus, this Newcastle transfer news about Ousmane Diomande will be something to watch out for as the Magpies are looking to turn their season around.

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