James Trafford agrees personal terms with Newcastle United

James Trafford has come to agree on personal terms with Newcastle United ahead of an expected move, with a new offer set to arrive.

According to Fabrizio Romano, James Trafford has agreed on personal terms ahead of a move to Newcastle United, as Burnley are bracing for a new offer to arrive. The Magpies are expected to table a proposal worth £15 million plus add-ons as the keeper seems destined to return to the Premier League.

James Trafford agrees to Newcastle United’s terms

Newcastle United can look at bringing other targets in different areas of their squad, as they are optimistic about concluding their goalkeeper search. After months of chasing other targets, including the expensive Aaron Ramsdale, the Magpies may have found their preferred man to deputise and compete with Nick Pope.

Newcastle United had prioritised a move for James Trafford, despite the keeper ending the season with Burnley and getting relegated to the Championship. The Clarets might have liked to hold on to the player who only signed for them in a big-money move last summer from Manchester City, although they are resigned to losing him immediately.

It appears that Trafford has agreed on personal terms with Newcastle United as he inches closer to a move, which is subject to the discussions between the two clubs. In fact, the Magpies are readying a new bid for the 21-year-old in-demand Englishman, with Fabrizio Romano insisting it could be in the region of £15 million plus add-ons.

Considering how much Burnley paid to sign the 21-year-old last summer, they are not making a whole lot of profit from the same despite Trafford coming in for high demand. Moreover, Manchester City are entitled to 20% of any fee Burnley receives from the sale owing to a sell-on clause inserted in the deal for Trafford.

Newcastle United beat the competition for the Trafford

Despite Burnley’s relegation in an underwhelming season, Trafford was one of their bright players. He did lose his starting place to Arijanet Muric in the latter stages of the season; his performances have not gone unnoticed as a host of clubs were showing an interest, including Bayern Munich, who former Clarets boss Vincent Kompany now manages.

Chelsea were also keen, but it appears that new manager Enzo Maresca will start the season with Robert Sanchez as his No.1 choice. As for Trafford, the move to Newcastle United will make sense for his career, as he would ideally start next season as Nick Pope’s understudy, although he could mount a challenge for the No.1 spot and eventually take over from the England international.

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