Newcastle are making offers to sign Stade de Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. This Monday, they would be ready to offer 25 million euros.
While not as active as rumors had it, the leaders of Newcastle agitate the last days of the winter transfer window. After recruiting Bruno Guimaraes, the Magpies are set to record the signing of Matt Targett, already there to pass his medical examination.
Here we go, Newcastle United fans 👀
Matt Targett has arrived on Tyneside to undergo a medical, ahead of his loan move from Aston Villa!
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 31, 2022
But the hot issue concerns Hugo Ekitike (19 years old). The attacker of Reims has scored 8 times in Ligue 1 this season and is establishing itself as one of the revelations of the French championship.
Newcastle proposal for Hugo Ekitike: €25m plus add ons and percentage on clause now discussed. Five year contract in place. ⚪️⚫️ #NUFC
Matt Targett will undergo his medical as new Newcastle player in the coming hours, waiting for official announcement for Dan Burn. pic.twitter.com/JnmLo8Labg
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022
Statistics that catch the eye, and the most serious contender turns out to be the current 18th in the Premier League. Newcastle is indeed ready to offer 25 million euros for the Rémois, with bonuses of up to 15 million. They would thus offer a 5-year contract to the Champagne striker.
Reims will have to pull out their claws so as not to let their top scorer slip away.