Antonio Barreca to sign for Newcastle United today – Loan fee and buyout clause figures
Antonio Barreca will sign for Newcastle United later today, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian journalist has been first with news of a number of Newcastle’s signings in recent years.
Indeed it was he who broke the Jordan Lukaku story, only for Newcastle to pull out of the deal for an unspecified reason after the player had travelled to Tyneside.
English media suggesting a problem with the medical, whilst Sky Italia said it was Newcastle not prepared to cover all the player’s wages whilst on loan.
Di Marzio has now said that Antonio Barreca will have his medical today, meet his new teammates, and sign a deal (providing no medical problems…).
The 23 year old left-sided Italian wing-back moved to Monaco in the summer from Torino but after seven Ligue 1 starts early on, ended up frozen out of the first team picture altogether by the now sacked Thierry Henry.
Di Marzio says that Newcastle United have agreed to pay a 1m euros (£870,000) loan fee to Monaco to cover the rest of the season.
Plus a buyout figure of 9m euros (£7.85m) has also been agreed, if everything works out.
Miguel Almiron is also expected on Tyneside today as he is set to arrive in a reported £20m deal.
“Antonio Barreca is starting an adventure at Newcastle.
“The player, transferred from Monaco, will meet up with Benitez’s squad this (Wednesday) morning.
“He will undergo his medical and sign his contract.
“The formula of the move is a loan (1 million euros) with a buyout clause fixed at 9 million euros.
“After Serie A and Ligue 1, Barreca is ready for an adventure in the Premier League.”
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