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Newcastle Making Good Progress On Transfers – 19 Year-Old Striker Now Very Close To A Deal



Newcastle thought they had done a deal for 19-year-old, 6ft 2ins Reims striker Hugo Ekitike in January, but on the final day of the window, he decided to stay at Reims, so he could get more playing time.

As it turns out he’s been injured most of the time since then, and has only just returned to playing, but Newcastle have kept in contact with Reims about the striker since January.

Hugo has scored 10 goals and has 3 assists in 26 appearances for Reims this season, and is one of the best young prospects in European football.

Website 90min have again reported today that the striker is now keen to join Eddie Howe at Newcastle this summer.

Reading between the lines, it’s likely the teenager has spoken to one of the owners – probably Amanda Staveley – and also to Eddie Howe.

The young striker is now said to be excited about joining Newcastle’s revolution evolution to greatness in the summer.

He is quoted as saying he wants to join Eddie Howe, ‘and that he appreciates the fact that Howe is a big believer in his talents’.

The deal Newcastle want to strike with Reims, is a loan with an obligation to buy, so that loosens up some cash in the coming summer transfer window it helps Newcastle with Financial Fair Play rules too.

The fee is said to be around £30M.

It now seems likely that we will indeed win the race to sign this youngster – and he will get plenty of playing time next season: Eddie Howe will also be able to bring the best out of the talented young striker in the years ahead.

Hugo Ekitike would be a tremendous acquisition for Newcastle United, and once the deal is signed, we should announce it immediately.

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119 comments so far

  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    niafron

    Tell me mate why is it a big deal when our club does it but not when anyone else has?

    Leicester, Chelsea, Sheffield United, PSG are you just name a few of clubs who have done the exact same.

    Was there any uproar in France when PSG made the same moves?

    I’ve never heard or read one journalist ever say anything about these clubs with doing the same but we do it and it’s WW3

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  • Wor B

    May 14, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Too early for popcorn?

    9
  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Mund have those teams brought out kits in the colours of the country of their owners?

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s 100% connected but like I said last night…

    So what…?

    Why can’t our majority owners have a kit who represents them and were they come from?

    What’s the problem…?

    There isn’t one.

    It seems the only ones who have issues with it are the same ones who have issues with the club being owned by PIF

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Jane

    Every single one of those clubs have done the exact same.

    They are all near enough identical to the national colours of the owners

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    “Why can’t our majority owners have a kit who represents them and were they come from?”

    they can but when their country is a dictatorship it doesn’t look good.

    7
  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Jane

    Ok what about Chelsea and their third kit that was identical to Russia’s national kit?

    Not a thing was said

    5
  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Looks like the same people and fans who have a problem with the ownership of PIF are the same ones sticking their necks up to have another pop

    4
  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Sod the popcorn Wor B, chicken wings in the air fryer for this one. Could be epic 😆

    The situation does need a good airing I believe 😆

    2
  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Jane,

    It’s not a dictatorship pal, it’s an absolute monarchy.

    There’s subtle differences.

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #11

    What don’t you understand Mund?

    Saying the same thing over and over again doesn’t change reality…

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Who’s reality…?

    Are all realities the same…?

    Because I’m pretty sure we can choose to think and have whatever perception any of us like

    3
  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    repost

    @Mund

    Well, to speak of what i know, many PSG fans were upset about it. The shirt with the colours of Qatar is one of the grievance PSG’s utras express since one month.

    Anyway, i don’t speak for others, just my opinion. I don’t like that, wether it is about us or all the clubs you mentionned.

    I understand your point. It’s booring to see some people got a selective memory about that.

    But well, i try to be honnest with myself, and i did criticize other clubs about such things in the past, so i would be an hypocrit to say otherwise when it’s about my beloved NUFC.

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #14

    The point Mund, is the shirt thing is an opportunity for you to show you do care.

    But no, you just want to claim nobody else cares, so why should you.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 14, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #15

    So we NUFC fans are not allowed to wear green and white clothes now, okay then lol

    Ridiculous uproar on a kit, it beggars belief.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #16

    niafron

    We have spoke before in length of your feelings mate and I totally understand that and do with many others and the morals they have.

    I just can’t stand the hypocrisy and the fact because it is us it’s been blown well out of proportion.

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Eh?

    I do care and when I’m passionate in my words it shows that.

    You don’t like the owners fair enough but you either put up with it or boycott the club

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  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    @Mund

    Concerning the difference of treatment, i fully agree on that.

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  • coming home

    May 14, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #19

    What a load of BS the Saudis are no worse than a lot of countries in the world including our puppet politicians

    It’s a football shirt and I’m buying it

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Why can’t I enjoy the football side but still acknowledge that there are aspects of our ownership I don’t approve of?

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  • Toon fans bad

    May 14, 2022 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Thing is, once everyone comes to terms with the fact they are ‘toon fan bad’, they can move forward and rationalise these scenarios effectively.

    The chorus to Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ will go some way to assist them in this endeavour. I will accept thanks in due course, I try and read the blog most days 😆

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  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #22

    @count

    You can. We’re all aware of the reality of modern elite Football.

    Those are complex matters.

    Unfortnutly, like our new shirt, life isn’t Black & White…

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #23

    dazzler

    Just seen this mate.

    Transfer News Live
    @DeadlineDayLive
    ·
    57s
    Youssoufa Moukoko wants to leave Dortmund and Real Madrid are one of the clubs that have contacted his representatives.

    He would cost around €20m.

    (Source:
    @diarioas
    )

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #24

    BTW I don’t know if its been said but if you clear your browsing history by 1 hour, you can vote for Howe over and over again.

    You don’t even need to click off the page, you just go straight from the vote to your history , clear all data for the past hour and click backwards, the page should reload with the options again. HWTL and lasses!

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  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Good shout IrishRob 😎

    1
  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Unify the Toon
    @ToonUnify
    Whether we like it or not, Newcastle United is now front and centre in the firing line and will be intensely scrutinised on every detail.

    All we can do is unite as a fanbase and get behind our team. The only shirt that matters is the black and white we’ve always supported. #NUFC

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  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #27

    @IrishRob

    Ahahahah! Excellent!

    But tell me, sorry, i’m not sure about how english people see that kind of things… isn’t that cheating?

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #28

    It takes 11 seconds to do a full vote, and clear data. When you get into the swing of it.

    11 seconds people!!!

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    No Nia it’s levelling the playing field against the anti Newcastle Bias.

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  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #30

    @IrishBob

    So a football squad can provide one vote per second… interesting.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #31

    “Looks like the same people and fans who have a problem with the ownership of PIF are the same ones sticking their necks up to have another pop”

    of course they will be the same people as PIF is the PIF of SA.

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  • snowdone

    May 14, 2022 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #32

    It is simple for supporters on the kit issue. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. I am left of centre and do not like some of the RSA’s rules and actions. However, I have welcomed their involvement in my club and it would be hypocritical to complain about the shirt now. They will sell a lot of shirts in their own country which will keep our owners happy. Yes, the usual suspects will complain. They have every right to. However much we decry it money talks more than ever in our game.

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  • jane

    May 14, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #33

    “It’s not a dictatorship pal, it’s an absolute monarchy.

    There’s subtle differences.”

    thanks you’re right. both often bad though.

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  • niafron

    May 14, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Let’s hope fans of the other clubs don’t find the trick, or we will have to lie about the demographics figures of the UK to explain the affair…

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Go to the vote page, then Click the 3 dots, then History, then click “clear browsing data” then only tick “cookies and data” it makes it that much faster of a process as the other boxes are not needed. Then a pop up box will come up, click clear, wait the 3-4 seconds amd then hit the X at the top right of the screen. This brings you back to the vote page, once back hit refresh and you can vote again.

    It sounds long winded but it’s really not, I’m.dowm to 10 seconds each time now.

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  • count

    May 14, 2022 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Well, congrats to all the people who are going to buy the shirt. Sure it will improve your lives significantly.

    I’m sure they’ll look great in the wardrobe hanging next to your WONGA shirts.

    It’s not that big a deal. Just be aware that if you say it’s your right to buy this shirt, you instantly open yourself to discussion about the rights of other people.

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #37

    BTW at the box ticking stage make sure you select clear for 1 hr and no longer otherwise it will slow down the time it takes drastically.

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  • IrishRob

    May 14, 2022 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m down to 8 seconds now lol.

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  • Romford mag

    May 14, 2022 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Wor

    It’s Never too early !

    1
  • Mund

    May 14, 2022 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #40

    IrishRob

    That does we like 😆

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