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The Newcastle United Blog | Are Newcastle setting the stage for a stunning summer signing?

With Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett set to return from their respective injuries, the left-back may not be a massive need in this window. However, multiple reports claim that a full-back opposite Kieran Trippier is on the cards this month.

Lucas Digne was an early target although the player had other ideas and ended up with Stephen Gerrard at Villa Park. The France international didn’t fancy a move to Newcastle for any reason.

There is a report from Italy that Newcastle could attempt a marquee signing at left-back. TuttoMercatoWeb reports Newcastle have offered Atalanta winger Robin Gosens personal terms which would more than double his earnings to £57,000/week.

According to Sports Salary, the 27-year-old is making just £22,000 a week, which seems awfully low for a player of his stature in the game. Gosens is one of the best left-side attacking players in Italy and is a vital part of the 3-4-3 system by Gian Piero Gasperini.

Newcastle’s approach to Gosens could lay the groundwork for a summer transfer. Gosens is currently out with a hamstring injury. He has been out since late September and suffered a setback in November.

The report also seems to indicate that the talks haven’t started between the two clubs. Atalanta won’t want to lose productive Gosens, who has 29 goals and 21 assists since joining the club from Heracles in 2017 for a paltry sum of less than £1million.

Gosens broke into the German national team in September 2020 and has since picked up 13 caps, including 4 Euro 2020 starts. of contract.

Atalanta triggered an option to extend his contract until 2023 over the summer. After this season, he will enter the final year of his contract in search of a huge salary that Atalanta (with a 21,000-capacity stadium) might not be able to match.

Atalanta have become one of Italy’s most successful clubs under Gasperini after making the Champions League for the past three seasons. They are currently fourth in Serie A, 3 points one game behind fifth-placed Juventus.

Getting Gosens in, if we survive, would be great. Although he usually plays more up front as a winger while Howe has settled into a back four at Newcastle. With his contract up, Newcastle may be able to secure a bumper deal this summer.