Brighton has agreed to a £13m deal with Newcastle for their central defender Dan Burn to return to his native North East side Newcastle United. Newcastle had targeted Burn, a boyhood Magpies fan, to bolster their defence as they are planning big to escape relegation.
Newcastle United Set to Sign Dan Burn
The Seagulls had previously turned down a £7m bid from the club for the 29-year-old, who is 6ft 7in and can play in central defence or at left-back. A fee has now been reached, although League One side Wigan are due around 20% of the profit made from their £4m sales of the player in 2018.
Dan Burn is a Newcastle fan, having been born in nearby Blyth and was at the Magpies as a youngster before starting his senior career with Darlington. He has played 85 times for Brighton. Newcastle has signed Burnley striker Chris Wood for £25m and Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier for £12m and they have also signed Lyon playmaker Bruno Guimaraes in the current transfer window.