Luke Edwards has taken to Twitter in the wake of a report that Newcastle have moved on from Ekitike. Edwards believes there is still some lingering hope an agreement can be reached but for now, other options are being looked at.
A lot of talk on Ekitike again today #nufc haven’t given up yet but as i said earlier in the week they are looking at other targets now and they are getting increasingly irritated with the way things are being handled. The kid is being badly advised basically
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) June 23, 2022
The obstacle appears to be solely down to Ekitike’s agents. 90min’s Graeme Bailey reported this morning that the striker’s representatives are seeking excessive fees. He claimed Newcastle have walked away but are willing to return should they soften their demands.
There isn’t much more in these recent updates from Edwards’ report earlier in the week. The move has been stalled by Ekitike’s agents, who are looking to cash in on the transfer of their client. They’ve not have much success with Newcastle so they are shopping him around Europe.
Ekitike appears keen to make the jump to Tyneside. If nothing develops in the next few weeks from other clubs, it will put pressure on his agents to return to Newcastle and reach an agreement.
On a brighter note, here is a smiling Nick Pope arriving for his medical at Newcastle.
? | Nick Pope has arrived at St James's Park after undergoing his medical this morning ahead of his move from Burnley.
The fee is in the region of £10m.? pic.twitter.com/t900RnkP0A
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 23, 2022