Newcastle 'could end up paying £67m' for long-term transfer target

Newcastle United could still trigger Diego Carlos‘ release clause despite Sevilla recently increasing it, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 29-year-old’s release clause now stands at a whopping £67m, but Jones does not think that will necessarily put the Tyneside club off this summer.

What is the latest news involving Carlos?

GOAL reported earlier this month that Sevilla increased Carlos’ release clause to £67m in a bid to ward off Newcastle.

The Magpies were interested in signing the central defender in January, with Sky Sports claiming that his current club were looking for a fee closer to £40m at the time.

In the end, though, nothing happened and it now looks like Newcastle will have to pay a much larger fee than the above if they still want to sign Carlos.

The 6 ft 1 Brazilian has been a key player at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium this season, making 36 appearances in all competitions, so Sevilla’s latest move is not surprising.

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What has Jones said about Carlos to Newcastle?

Despite Sevilla increasing Carlos’ release clause, Jones believes Newcastle could still make a fresh move for the centre-half and thinks the Spanish outfit are well aware of that possibility.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the football journalist said: “By increasing his release clause, they know there’s a possibility of that being triggered, too. I think that it’s still reasonable that Newcastle could end up paying it.”

Should Newcastle pay £67m for Carlos?

If they think the former Nantes man is genuinely going to improve their side by a large margin, then why not? They obviously now have the finances to do such deals, while manager Eddie Howe must clearly be a fan after going after him in January.

However, Howe has shown he is able to work and succeed with other options after bringing in Dan Burn from Brighton, so failing to sign Carlos again probably would not be the end of the world.

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Burn, who has slotted into Newcastle’s defence, has excelled since arriving at St James’ Park. The 29-year-old is winning four aerial duels per game for his new side (via WhoScored), which is no surprise given his height, and has helped them to four victories in their battle for Premier League survival.

His name may not be as glamorous as Carlos’, but Burn has shown that Newcastle do not need to spend crazy money to improve their side.

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