Foot Mercato are reporting that Hugo Ekitike (20) is dreaming of a move to PSG, whilst the hierarchy is in agreement on the Reims striker’s profile.
Newcastle have long since had an agreement with Reims for the transfer of the France U20 international, according to RMC. The fee agreed is thought to be around €36m plus an extra €10m in bonuses. However, as later reported by RMC, the player then stalled on the deal as PSG entered the picture, despite the fee between Newcastle and Reims being agreed and a contract agreement also being reached.
PSG are yet to make an offer, but crucially, all of the key players within the club’s hierarchy are in agreement on a deal for Ekitike. Nasser Al-Kehlaïfi, Luis Campos and Antero Henrique have all “validated the profile” of the Reims striker, who scored 10 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances last season.
However, PSG are – at present – not willing to meet Newcastle’s offer for the player. The player is hoping that the Ligue 1 champions’ interest manifests itself in a bid. Rather than joining Newcastle, Ekitike has not ruled out remaining at Reims for a few extra months to prove himself worthy of the heft fee offered by Newcastle earlier in the summer.