I could secure my family for generations with Newcastle’s bid - Gosens
The German player joined the Nerazzurri from Atalanta in the January transfer window after he did not agree to take on a new challenge in the Premier League.
has admitted that he did not accept a big-money move toNewcastle
last month, notwithstanding saying that he "could probably have secured a few more generations of my family with this money."
The Germany international impressed in the 2020-21 season with Atalanta and reserved a place in Euro 2020 with the Germany squad. Although his side were eliminated in the Round of 16, he pulled off impressive performances in the tournament.
The 27-year-old started to attract the attention of many clubs and finally decided to make a move toInter
, with theSerie A
champions sealing a loan deal that includes an obligation to buy for €25 million (£21m/$28m).
Before making the move,
reported that other admirers of Gosens were Newcastle but he opted to join San Siro.
The left-back has now revealed that a lucrative package was awaiting him at St James’ Park, telling Kicker:
"I had a contract offer, but I rejected it. I would have jeopardised my sporting goals."
However, he admitted that the offer really tempted him due to its long-term financial benefits.
I think it's very human to think about it,"
"If you can earn many times more for the same job at a different club, show me someone who just says 'No, thank you'.
"It's not just about me, I could probably have secured a few more generations of my family with this money."
Although Newcastle missed out on Gosens, they were able to recruit some players in January.
They spent more than £90 million ($122m) for contracts with Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes and Dan Burn, displaying how powerful they are financially after the Saudi owners took over the club in October.
Eddie Howe, the manager, welcomed Matt Targett on a loan deal from Aston Villa and the club is in a better position when it comes to avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
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