Hugo Ekitike to Newcastle United is getting closer and closer to being done, after a pursuit that started back in January.
The Reims forward had agreed to join the club a couple of days ago, and now a fee has also been agreed.
The feeling at Newcastle is that progress is being made, and the expectation is that it will be completed either this week or next week.
His agent had offered him to other top clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, but his likeliest destination seems to be Newcastle.
Agent fees were a bit of an issue but they look like they have been sorted out.
Ekitike got 10 goals and three assists in 24 matches for Reims in Ligue 1 this season, with his key attributes being his movement in behind defender, movement in the box, as well as his change of speed.
However, he is quite limited when it comes to footwork under pressure and his awareness of his teammates, but he’s still a young player and these things will improve over time.