Newcastle agree £13m fee for Brighton defender Dan Burn
Newcastle look to be on the verge of completing their 3rd signing of the January transfer window.
The player seemingly on his way to St James’ Park is Brighton centre-back, Dan Burn.
Dan Burn has been on the Seagulls’ books since 2019, when he joined from Wigan.
He has since featured on 85 occasions for the club, and continues to be a key part of Graham Potter’s backline, even being named captain for a Premier League outing earlier this term.
News of Newcastle’s interest in Burn first emerged earlier this week with reports of a £7m bid from the Magpies being turned down.
Dan Burn bid from Newcastle turned down by @OfficialBHAFC. £7m offer way below Brighton valuation.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 28, 2022
It was then reported on Saturday that Brighton had turned down a second bid for Burn from Newcastle, which was believed to be around £10m before add-ons.
Now, Newcastle have seemingly come in with a third and final bid for the 29-year-old.
As reported by The Athletic on Sunday, Newcastle have agreed a £13m fee for the Brighton man:
NEWS | #NUFC have agreed a £13 million fee for #BHAFC defender Dan Burn.
More from @ChrisDHWaugh and @AndyNaylorBHAFChttps://t.co/Eu2Ro2YVIB
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) January 30, 2022
Newcastle eyeing second centre-back after Dan Burn
Burn would be an excellent signing for Newcastle if the deal officially gets over the line.
He has Premier League experience, is a left-footed defender – an area Newcastle are lacking in right now – and, even if Newcastle do get relegated this term, Burn has plenty of experience in the lower leagues and would probably play a key role in the North East outfit securing a quick return to the Premier League.
The report from The Athletic claims Newcastle would also like to sign a second centre-back before the deadline on Monday.