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‘I spoke to people’: Journalist shares what people at Newcastle have told him after Sven Botman’s injury

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The injury to Sven Botman won’t have a significant effect on Newcastle United’s summer recruitment plans.

That’s according to HITC Football insider Grahame Bailey, who talked to Geordie Boot Boys after learning that Sven Botman will be out for a significant amount of time.

Botman sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the FA Cup loss to Manchester City, and it was revealed on Wednesday that he will have surgery.Eddie Howe believed at first that it was simply a knock, but it turned out to be far worse.

The 24-year-old has promised to return a stronger player despite the fact that he will now be absent for six to nine months.

However, Botman will likely need to miss a significant amount of time due to injury, therefore Newcastle will need to find a replacement. The injury won’t, however, significantly impede the Magpies’ transfer plans.

Newcastle’s transfer plans remain largely unchanged despite Sven Botman’s injury.

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Newcastle were always in the market for a centre-back

According to Bailey, Newcastle United had signed a center-back before Botman sustained this terrible injury. All it has accomplished is to hone intellects and possibly elevate it to even greater importance.

However, the Magpies had always planned to deal with it in addition to a fresh assailant.

This summer, Newcastle will undergo some renovations, one of which will be in the defense. Eddie Howe will be looking for the team to sign someone who, while first perceived as Botman’s replacement, can be his long-term partner at St James’ Park.

Fabian Schar can play as Newcastle’s left-sided centre-back

Newcastle will have initially sought a right-sided center back to complement Botman. However, there will be concern that his injury would compel Toon management to insert a different left-side player.

Fabian Schar’s presence, nevertheless, might guarantee that Newcastle can adhere to their original transfer intentions. He is a right-footed player who prefers to play on that side, although he can also play on the left.

The Swiss international performed admirably on Botman’s weaker side, impressing Howe with his efforts during the latter’s first knee injury of the season.

This should ease Newcastle’s concerns and enable them to sign a long-term center back this summer instead of selecting a temporary replacement for Botman.

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