News from the media on Monday night suggested Newcastle United were close to ending the club’s second signing in the January transfer window.
here comes trippier
The talk of transfers has certainly made headlines at St James’ Park last week.
That’s because the newly formed magpies finally have a chance to flex their financial muscle, backed by the dizzying wealth of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The long-awaited first signing of the Saudi era was made official late last week in the form of Kieran Trippier’s arrival from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
The goalkeeper, who already has extensive Premier League experience thanks to his spells at Burnley and Tottenham, is understood to have brought Newcastle back and About £12m plus bonuses.
✍️ Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid on a two-and-a-half-year contract!
— Newcastle United (@NUFC) January 7, 2022
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However, Tyneside’s winter transfer business looks far from done.
Of course, Eddie Howe’s side are still in the heat of the Premier League relegation battle and are second to last, having managed just one win so far throughout the season.
Further reinforcements at the back are considered a priority, rumor There has long been talk about a potential onslaught of Lille standout Sven Botman.
If the latest news from the media later on Monday is anything to go by, in fact, Newcastle appear to be approaching a new addition.
A player moving to St James? Hugo Ekitik.
Ekitik, 19, has exploded this season in his native France.
In his first 17 senior games in club football (10 starts), the talented young star has scored an impressive 8 goals and 2 assists – enough to make him the top scorer in Europe’s top 5 leagues teenager.
In turn, the transfer chief on Tyne has been impressed, giving Ekitike the green light this month.
Not only that, but according to Toby Caldworth’s 90 Minutes report, Newcastle are actually in “advanced talks” with their Reims Stadium opponents to sign the versatile attacker in a deal worth “just under £30m” GBP”.
🚨 learned #NUFC Negotiations are ongoing to sign Reims prodigy Hugo Ekitike for close to £30m, the highest-scoring teenager in Europe’s top five leagues. More attention.
— Toby Cudworth (@Toby_Cudworth) January 10, 2022
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