Breaking;Newcastle: Howe now has major ‘worry’ over £35m star at St James’ Park

In a major setback, a £35 million Newcastle United star will miss the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Sven Botman, a central defender for Newcastle United, will not play against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage.
The Dutchman was not there for the victory against Burnley last weekend and is not anticipated to play until after the break in play.
Injuries have grown worse for Magpies manager Eddie Howe before of Wednesday’s match against the Ligue 1 winners.

The absence of Sven Botman from the Champions League match between Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain at St. James’ Park owing to an urgent matter will cause Eddie Howe great concern, according to journalist Dean Jones for GIVEMESPORT.

The Magpies have recently suffered from a number of injuries, which could hamper their hopes of defeating Luis Enrique’s team when they travel to the northeast on Wednesday.

Sven Botman’s injuries in Newcastle.

When Champions League play finally returns to St James’ Park, Newcastle won’t have Botman in their lineup because, according to the Chronicle, head coach Howe has said the center defender will sit out until after the international break.

The Dutchman, who has been on Tyneside since completing a £35 million transfer from Lille last year, will now be out from both Wednesday’s game against PSG and Sunday’s trip to West Ham United.

Botman has been working his way back from a knee injury and was unable to participate in the triumph over Burnley on Saturday. He has missed three games since the start of the new season.

When the Magpies attempt to achieve their first win of the Champions League group stage after recording a goalless draw against AC Milan when they made their return to the continent’s premier club competition last month, Howe’s failure to choose the £90,000-per-week earner could prove expensive.

Respected journalist Jones recently told GIVEMESPORT that if their starting XI was available, Newcastle would be capable of defeating a PSG team that included players like World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe. However, Botman’s time on the treatment table has left Howe without a crucial player at the center of his backline.

Dean Jones: Botman’s absence is a huge concern for Newcastle.
Although Newcastle must deal with a number of injuries going into the match with PSG, Jones thinks Howe’s main worry will be not being able to use Botman.

The respectable reporter believes that when the 23-year-old is not in the starting lineup, the Tyneside giants have previously demonstrated that they are less tough for opponents to break down.

According to MailOnline, Howe said that Joelinton was forced off the field as Newcastle secured three points against newly promoted Premier League team Burnley last Saturday because to a hamstring injury. This raises doubt over his ability to play against PSG.

The Newcastle manager also acknowledged that Callum Wilson, who has scored four goals so far this season, is in a race against time to play before the international break and that Joe Willock is also receiving medical attention.

However, Joelinton had just returned from a period on the sidelines, so being without him would be a serious blow for Howe as they look to improve their chances of making it to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Joelinton became the Magpies’ record signing when he signed for £40 million from Hoffenheim four years ago.

In addition to missing games against Brentford and Sheffield United in the previous month owing to a knee ailment, his brief stint in action after coming off the bench against Burnley lasted just four minutes.

As a result of a foot issue that will keep him out of the running until after the new year, Harvey Barnes will not participate in the remaining group stage matches, which will make it harder for Newcastle to build on their successful first full season under Howe’s guidance.

According to TEAMtalk, Jamaal Lascelles is expected to start for Newcastle against PSG despite having recently been sought by Saudi Pro League team Al-Shabab.

Howe’s lack of choices in the Magpies’ backline as a result of Botman’s absence led to the club captain receiving his first Premier League start when Burnley was defeated last weekend.

Since Botman arrived in Newcastle and forged a successful connection with Fabian Schar, Lascelles, who is under contract for £55,000 per week on Tyneside, has taken a backseat.

But if given the nod when PSG go to the northeast, he stands to gain from the former Netherlands under-21 international’s absence and will make his 229th appearance in black and white.

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