Mon 10 Jun 2024, 10:30 · Ash Harrison

Fabrizio Romano now says personal terms agreed as Newcastle close in on £15m summer signing

Fabrizio Romano now says personal terms agreed as Newcastle close in on £15m summer signing
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Newcastle United look to be closing in on a deal to sign 21-year-old England international.

The Magpies look to be making headway on their first official signing of the summer - unless you count Lewis Hall but that deal was set up last year.

The free transfer of Lloyd Kelly as he leaves Bournemouth looks to be all done and dusted but no official confirmation of that has been made yet.

However, Fabrizio Romano has now claimed that Newcastle have agreed personal terms with Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford and are set to approach the club with a fresh offer.


Fabrizio Romano says Newcastle will up their bid for Trafford soon

Agreeing to personal terms is one thing, but of course, the clubs must also agree on terms. If Newcastle have been granted permission to talk to Trafford, you'd expect that both clubs are confident a deal can be reached, though.

Romano also mentions the 20% sell-on clause for Manchester City.

"Understand Newcastle have agreed personal terms with James Trafford as priority option to become new goalkeeper.

"New proposal to Burnley expected soon, in the region of £15m with add-ons based on performances.

"Man City will receive 20% of the fee from Burnley."

Newcastle are getting it done this summer!

We're loving that Newcastle are being proactive this year, getting deals wrapped up before the transfer window opens, which will be on Friday 14th June.

If Newcastle get the deal for Trafford done and dusted it will be interesting to see if that's us done with incoming goalkeepers as Martin Dubravka is still tipped to follow Loris Karius out the door this summer.

Newcastle have been linked to plenty of 'keepers already, and Eddie Howe went with four goalies in his squad last season, if he wants to do that again he will need to replace Dubravka if he leaves. Personally we'd say three is enough and use the extra squad space on another outfield player, but we're not the ones getting paid to make that call.