Stade Reims has confirmed that they’ve reached an settlement with Paris Saint-Germain on the sale of striker Hugo Ekitike, but in addition revealed that the French champions pay lower than what Newcastle supplied him.
Ekitike was near becoming a member of Newcastle within the January switch window, however the transfer fell by means of on the deadline.
The Magpies returned for the 20-year-old ahead this summer time and he was one in every of Eddie Howe’s high switch targets and eventually agreed on a deal.
Newcastle, nonetheless, refused to conform to the phrases with the participant’s agent and 90min revealed that they backed out of the switch.
PSG have moved on to a deal for Ekitike after failing to achieve an settlement with Sassuolo for striker Gianluca Scamacca – for whom West Ham have now moved.
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Reims has now agreed on a price that’s believed to be value 30 million euros plus surcharges, which can undoubtedly irritate Newcastle who had agreed to a deal value about 40 million euros.
And Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot defined that though the price PSG has supplied is decrease than Newcastle’s, they might not stand in Ekitike’s means.
“We did not quite reach the amount offered by Newcastle but Hugo Ekitike has always been respectful of the club,” Caillot confirmed to l’Union.
“We are happy to let him fulfill his dream.”