July 24, 2022
Newcastle want ‘very special’ £25m talent on Spurs and Arsenal’s radar

Newcastle United are still eyeing Hugo Ekitike amid interest from Tottenham and Arsenal, according to Goal! Soccer club.

The Magpies, Spurs and Gunners are just three of the clubs keen to sign the wonderkid from Reims.

In addition to Newcastle, Tottenham and Arsenal, West Ham, PSG and Borussia Dortmund are apparently also watching Ekitike now (TEAMtalk).

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The 19-year-old has been in impressive form this season, registering 10 assists and four assists in 24 club appearances.

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Newcastle will be eager to move from relegation fighters to silverware hopefuls over the next few years.

Meanwhile, Tottenham could settle for cover and competition for Harry Kane.

As for Arsenal, they could find themselves with not a single senior striker on their books this summer.

Can the Magpies succeed where they failed in January?

Newcastle fans endured a nervous but ultimately satisfying January transfer window.

The Magpies completed the deals with Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood in the first half.

However, Newcastle still needed several more reinforcements as they continued to battle relegation.

In the end, the Magpies recruited three other players in the last days of the month.

Bruno Guimaraes, Dan Burn and Matt Targett arrived at St James’ Park shortly before the window closed.

There have been quite a few transfer sagas that ultimately came to nothing.

However, one of them may well be revived this summer.

Newcastle were hoping to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

However, the 19-year-old opted to stay in France and reassess his options this summer.

Now But! The Football Club claim Newcastle have reignited their interest in Ekitike, who is said to be priced at £25m.

With the Magpies now closing in on Premier League survival and the player having had time to think about his future, it could very well happen.

“He works hard in training”

In 2021, Reims head coach Oscar Garcia spoke lyrically about Ekitike.

He told The Ligue 1 Show on beINSPORTS, via the Ligue 1 website: “There is something very special about him.

“He is young and he has the qualities to become a very good player.

“He has started a lot of games now, he is a young man with a lot of quality but also a lot to improve, but he is working hard in training.”

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