Newcastle United are on the brink of clinching their first transfer of the summer with the capture of 19 year-old teen striker sensation Hugo Ekitike from Reims for a fee unknown at the moment but ranging anywhere between £10M up front with add-ons and incentives to 46M Euros all-in depending on different sources:
Newcastle attempted the buy the precocious 19 year-old - who scored 10 goals in 25 games last season - in the January transfer window but he turned down a move desiring to see out the full season at Reims amid The Magpies' relegation uncertainty but Eddie Howe & the NUFC owners has returned with intent and look to have got their man,
Likened to France greats like Thierry Henry and Davide Trezeguet for a devastating combination of pace, skill and finishing prowess, Ekitike is one of the most exciting young talents in world football and has been courted by Manchester United as well as Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for the departed Erling Haaland.
The France U20 international currently playing at The Toulon Tournament in his native France is set to sign a five-year deal with The Magpies to play at St James' Park and help spearhead The Saudi Revolution on Tyneside. More to follow as I have it.