Newcastle United are ready to shell out £20m for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
In what will be a huge rush for players over the summer, manager Eddie Howe looks like he has his first target in mind.
The 24-year-old Spaniard has been a solid figure for Graham Potter this season, starting all but one game in the Premier League.
He kept eight clean sheets for the south coast and his consistency has also earned him a cap for the national team.
Sanchez’s national coach Luis Enrique even gave him his debut, sending him on in a 4-0 World Cup qualifier against Georgia.
Nine years younger than current No.1 Martin Dubravka, Sanchez represents the Magpies’ long-term approach as they continue to build their roster.
The Sun report that a £20m offer is being drawn up to test Brighton’s resolve and believe he is Howe’s first choice.
It would also be the second time Newcastle have raided Brighton for a player after signing Dan Burn for £13million in January.
Off the pitch, both clubs continue to negotiate Dan Ashworth’s release.
The 51-year-old stepped down as technical director in February and has been placed on gardening leave from Brighton.
And if both parties don’t agree, Ashworth won’t be able to take up his post at St James Park until November, when his nine-month notice period expires.
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https://talksport.com/football/1078423/newcastle-transfer-news-robert-sanchez-brighton/ Newcastle United make a £20m bid for Robert Sanchez to Brighton while Eddie Howe searches for a new goalkeeper