Diego Carlos appears to have succeeded in forcing a move from Sevilla to Newcastle United and could be registered for Eddie Howe’s team in time to make his debut during Saturday’s vital Premier League game at Leeds United.
Shortly after the 28-year-old Brazilian centre back submitted a formal transfer request, Sevilla – who had rejected two Newcastle bids – appeared to concede defeat in their attempts to retain him and began advanced negotiations over a potential deal in the region of £30 million (€36 million).
With Newcastle second bottom and having won only one game all season while conceding 43 Premier League goals, Howe has identified signing at least one central defender as an imperative.