Journalist Graeme Bailey has dropped an exciting update on the Talking Transfers podcast about Newcastle United target Hugo Ekitike.
There have been a lot of contradicting reports circulating recently about Newcastle target Ekitike, as Fabrizio Romano claimed that talks were back on track only a few days ago, but now Craig Hope has claimed that talks are now deadlocked.
However, the Magpies faithful will be looking for some positive news after seeing just one signing arrive thus far in the form of Matt Targett, and Bailey has claimed there could finally be movement on Ekitike’s move to Tyneside this week, with the Frenchman set for a medical.
Will Ekitike join Newcastle?
He said: “Ekitike picked up a bit of an injury, it wasn’t a concern, and he’s due for medical this week, from what we hear on Tyneside.
“Ekitike should finally be put to bed this week, we have been talking about him for a long time.”
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Depending on the reports that people decide to trust and believe, potentially seeing Ekitike arrive on Tyneside for his medical would be a welcome sight for the Geordie fanbase, who have seen their club chase this striker for several months now.
It appears that the hold-up in the deal has seemingly been his agent, who is hoping or waiting for interest from bigger clubs across Europe, according to Hope, but with the potential to be part of an exciting project in the Premier League for a club that have seemingly handed him assurances over his game time, this deal could finally get done soon.