Another week is coming to a close without any imminent breakthroughs in the transfer market. Newcastle have just one senior signing on board as Matt Targett’s purchase option was triggered last week.
Two potential deals are currently at a standstill. It’s unclear what’s going on with Sven Botman but Hugo Ekitike is apparently stalling on his move to Tyneside due to interest from other clubs.
Dortmund has been consistently credited with an interest in Ekitike. A report from RMC Sport in France now claims PSG have signaled their interest in the Frenchman.
Reims striker Hugo Ekitike (19) is stalling over a move to Newcastle, despite a fee and contract being agreed, as PSG enter talks. (RMC)https://t.co/JVFM8cGATI
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 17, 2022
PSG are undergoing some changes and have recently hired Luis Campos as sporting director. They are also in the process of replacing manager Mauricio Pochettino with Nice’s Christophe Galtier.
The report suggests an official move for Ekitike will be delayed until the new manager is in place. If the young striker is waiting for PSG to make their intentions clear, that could drag this process out indefinitely.
Personal terms and a fee have been agreed upon according to this report. That has also been reported by local journalists, who believe Ekitike is keen on coming to Tyneside.
PSG have also been linked with Sven Botman in the French press. There doesn’t appear to be too much in that at the moment. So hopefully, that turns out to be the case for Ekitike as well.