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Newcastle Agree On £25M Fee For Reims Wonder-Kid Hugo Ekitike



There’s good news in the Athletic today and from Sky Sports, that Reims have accepted Newcastle’s offer of around £25M plus add-ons (up to £8M) for the Reims talented young forward – Hugo Ekitike.

Newcastle have been linked with French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike for weeks now, and news from Sky Sports trusted journalist Keith Downie that the latest bid has been accepted.

The 19-year-old 6ft 2ins striker is considered one of the best young talents in French football, and he is the kind of gifted young player Newcastle should be signing.

To get him in this month is a huge bonus in terms of our survival in the Premier League..

He joined Reims back in 2009 and has played 22 times for the French club with 9 goals and 3 assists, after making his debut at just 17.

The 19-year-old would be Newcastle’s  6th signing of this window, as the rush to get him his medical at Newcastle is now underway.

Newcastle have signed Trippier, Wood, and Guimaraes with Dan Burn close to being announced, and Matt Targett having his medical on Tyneside on a loan through the end of the season.

Fasten your seat belts, we could even sign more players today!!


133 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Howay!

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s have him in.

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Plus

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Woohoo!

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Hi 5

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Lol

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Left standing 😕

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    That was like a slide down the giant Harrison Flume into the tdd pool of hooe!
    😀

    0
  • Wor B

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Blog lottery time, how many articles will Ed / Neil churn out today?

    I’m going with 8.

    🙂

    5
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #11

    *hope

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Outside chance of Lingard. Ball’s in our court. I think we’ve shown Man U who’s boss here and it’s up to them if they want to ay silly buggers.

    7
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    7

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    9

    1
  • Pottsclock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    I suppose Ekitike would count as an U21 and therefore would not take up a place in the 25 man squad. But would we actually keep him or loan him back? At his age, he needs games.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Wor B – ooh I think I’ll go with 9 lol

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Soz raj

    Can’t remember the last time i gave a flying one re: transfer windows.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #18

    On Carassco – Atletico may sell Belgium winger in summer but not now and deadline for release clause expired in recent days [@David_Ornstein] #NUFC

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Jp

    Carassco would top it all, for me!
    Super long shot, tho’.

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Interesting;

    Newcastle tried again 5 days ago to sign Sven Botman, told Lille they would pay €50m, LOSC said no [@FabrizioRomano] #NUFC

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Wor B I’m going crazy and saying 12

    2
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #22

    Weghorst will likely get a few for Burnley if the service is good.

    A German Sky reported gave a little insight on SSN a little while ago though. Says that he’s a great character when things are going well, but was becoming a little bit of a negative influence at Wolfsburg as things we’re going too great. ‘Bad vibes’ from him when things are going smoothly. Also noted that he’s wanted a move to the prem for a while but Burnley certainly weren’t his first option.

    So if Burnley continue to struggle and sit in the bottom 3, he doesn’t hit the ground running or is getting bad service, then it could mean he very quickly becomes unhappy there.

    All ifs and buts of course.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #23

    Jp

    They’re crazy turning 50m down, if true.

    2
  • phy

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Could go from a good transfer window to an unbelievable one at this rate.

    Always had faith of at least one deal on TDD. 3 would be ridiculous 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Lille are being stupid turning that offer down.

    Might not get another offer like that again

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Wetspams Darwin Nunez bid rejected !

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Benfica have just rejected a deal from West Ham for Nunez.

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Long time since I got over-excited on TDD.

    My daughter’s middle name is Bellamy.

    😳

    6
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Honestly I think this window has been superb.

    Got a proven goal scorer in the league to hold the fort whilst Wilson is recovering. Got a very highly thought of and still young Brazil international to really strengthen arguably our weakest area in midfield. Got a world class right back and leader in Trippier. Burn will be a very solid player whether he starts or is back up and being a local lad means he’ll be well up for the fight. Also has the advantage of playing under Potter, so could easily slot in to how Howe want’s to play. Targett is a very solid left back who can either fit right in if needed or provides much better cover as he can replace Ritchie in the left back order. Ekitike if it happens gives us a potential future star for seasons to come. Anything else is a cherry on top.

    That’s an incredible window by all accounts. Even if Burn and Targett were the only arrivals today, that would still be a superb window and I don’t know how any fan could grumble at it.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Oh!
    Manu becoming ‘the’ joke club, would be sweet!

    6
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #31

    Martoon called me out yesterday for spilling his birthday on the blog, I unplugged the electricity so no birthday lunch/dinner for Martoon. Don’t upset a Dutch Bull Dog! Either that or it was a bit windy up there and took down the power lines….. Who knows?

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #32

    It wouldn’t surprise me if we went big for Carlos or Badiashile one last time now.

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #33

    Wor

    Really?

    If so, cool name…

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #34

    Adam; therein lies the problem for Burnley. They don’t create chances.

    0
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #35

    10!

    1
  • niafron

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #36

    @Mund

    Not sure about it… It seem they really expect to make something in the CPL. And they know it’s now or never, for half of the starters will probably leave this summer.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #37

    On this day
    2003: Leeds defender Jonathan Woodgate completed a £9million move to Newcastle.
    2005: Celtic signed Newcastle outcast Craig Bellamy on loan.
    2011: Liverpool bought Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a then club record of £35m

    1
  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #38

    Only 8 to go

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #39

    Adamn

    Yes mate.
    If we get Ekitite(or other decent striker), it’s a 10/10 from me.

    Obviously, plus Burn, Target…if we get Lingard or similar too, that’s an 11/10.

    0
  • ToonFL

    Jan 31, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #40

    On cloud 9 still here 🙂 Just can’t believe this is all happening, so so overdue!

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