Newcastle boss Howe: Botman has everything to be Prem great

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is excited by the potential of Sven Botman.

Botman was courted by AC Milan throughout the spring but Newcastle stole in this summer to sign the classy centre-back.

Howe said: “Sven has the tools to be as good as any other centre half talked about in Premier League history.

“On the ball, he is outstanding.

“Technically, he is a very high level and can play short and long passes. He has all the tools. He has picked up the pace of the Premier League very quickly, the physicality, and he is an integral part of where we are. I don’t see a weakness in his game. But, of course he is very young.”