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Reims striker Hugo Ekitike turns down Newcastle move

L’Équipe report this afternoon that Reims forward Hugo Ekitike has turned down a move to Newcastle United, preferring to see out the rest of the season with his formative club.

The 19-year-old, who has eight goals so far this campaign, was the subject of an offer worth €35m including bonuses from the Magpies.

Nevertheless, the young striker has elected to remain in his home town in order to complete his first full season as a professional instead of making the move to England right away.

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