Robin Gosens has revealed he rejected a big money transfer to Newcastle in January, although he claimed he ‘probably could have secured a few more generations of my family with that money’.

Gosens enjoyed a stellar 2020-21 campaign with Atalanta which earned him a place in Germany’s Euro 2020 squad, and he also impressed at this tournament despite his country’s disappointing last-16 exit.

As a result, the 27-year-old began to attract plenty of transfer interest and eventually opted to join Inter in January, with the Serie A champions securing an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for £25million. euros (£21m/$28m). ).

What was said?

Prior to the move, GOAL reported that Newcastle had also identified Gosens as a target, but their preference was still to head for San Siro.

The talented left-back has now confirmed he has a lucrative package waiting for him at St James’ Park, telling Kicker: “I had a contract offer, but I rejected it. I would have compromised my sporting goals.”

Gosens admitted, however, that he was very tempted by Newcastle’s offer given the potential long-term financial benefits.

“I think it’s very human to think about it,” he added. “If you can earn multiple times as much for the same job at another club, show me someone who just says ‘No, thanks’.

“It’s not just about me, I probably could have secured a few more generations of my family with that money.”

Who did Newcastle sign in January?

Newcastle may have missed out on Gosens, but they were still able to bring in a number of new signings before the winter transfer deadline passed.

The Magpies have splashed more than £90m ($122m) on Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes and Dan Burn, showing their financial might after their Saudi-backed takeover was completed in last October.

Head coach Eddie Howe has also welcomed Matt Targett back to the club on loan from Aston Villa, with Newcastle now in much better shape to achieve their aim of avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

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