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Hugo Ekitike close to joining Newcastle

Mon 10 January 2022 | 19:46

Newcastle is about to sign Reims’ young talent Hugo Ekitike as a part of their reinforcements.

Newcastle United

is so close to signing

Reims’

French talent

Hugo Ekitike

with a deal that is worth around £30m. Ekitike has been showing impressive performances, becoming the highest-scoring teenager in Europe's top five leagues this season with eight goals in 17 games which have made the media and the fans start comparing him to the French superstar

Kylian Mbappe

.

Newcastle’s manager

Eddie Howe

has been interested in the 19-year-old forward, and the transfer can be completed before the Magpies’ next Premier League clash against

Watford

.

The young striker can find himself some considerable opportunities at Newcastle especially now that their high-profile striker

Callum Wilson

is sidelined due to an injury. Newcastle has been looking to sign at least two forwards following Wilson's injury to improve their front line, and the teenager seems to be the first one to join the Magpies to increase their attacking power.

Newcastle has been showing better performances since Howe’s arrival, but they are still in the Premier League’s relegation zone, and they are trying to change the situation with their activity\y in the transfer market, which hasn’t been easy for them because some of their targets seem tough to sign.


source: SportMob

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