L1: 35 million for Ekitike, Reims stronger than Saudi Arabia

In search of a center-forward in the winter transfer window, Newcastle is multiplying the avenues to find happiness in January.

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A few days ago, the Saudis launched the transfer window for Newcastle with the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atlético de Madrid. A major reinforcement for the Magpies, who would now like to complete the transfers of a central defender and a leading attacker. In the offensive sector, a Ligue 1 player is popular with Newcastle leaders, it is Hugo Ekitike, author of eight goals and four assists since the start of the season at just 18 years old. Faced with such talent, Newcastle did not remain unmoved and drew an offer of around 35 million euros, according to information from Sky Sports. An incredible proposal for the Stade de Reims… but refused by Jean-Pierre Caillot according to the media.

Reims refuses 35 ME from Newcastle for Ekitike

Indeed, the leaders of the Stade de Reims have no intention of giving up their best player from the winter transfer window, only six months after his revelation at the highest level. Under contract with the Champagne club until June 2024, Hugo Ekitike should therefore remain in Reims. Unless the sirens of Premier League clubs end up cracking all parties. Because in addition to Newcastle, another English team is in the line for the transfer of Hugo Ekitike: West Ham. While waiting to know the outcome of this case, the Stade de Reims is advancing calmly on this winter transfer window and announced Monday evening a big blow with the signing of Jens Cajuste from Midtjylland for 10 million euros. A transfer which proves the ambition of Stade de Reims, determined to strengthen itself and not to let go of its best players during the season. An attitude that Reims supporters will appreciate …

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