Reporter says ‘special’ ace ‘really wants to play for Newcastle’

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Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, Graeme Bailey discussed Hugo Ekitike and his desire to play for Newcastle United.

The Frenchman has been linked with the Magpies for a long time and, according to Bailey, the striker is very keen on a move to St James’ Park this summer.

Indeed, Bailey says that unlike some targets, Ekitike has been sold on the Newcastle project, and having seen Bruno Guimaraes settle well at Tyneside, he is keen to make the move himself.

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What was said?

Bailey spoke about Ekitike’s desire to play for United.

“He really is one of the best teenagers in Europe, no other teenager scored more goals last season, 10, than Ekitike in Europe’s top five divisions. In France they think he is special. It’s interesting, he’s been linked with Dortmund and all the big clubs in Europe. But he always believed the Newcastle project was the right one, he’s seen Guimaraes settling in well and he really wants to play. for Newcastle, which is refreshing,” Bailey said.

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Will only grow

Newcastle would never have attracted a player like Ekitike 12 months ago, but after showing their ambition and helping a player like Guimaraes to the next level, they are now seen as an exciting club to join.

The scary thing is that the Magpies project will only grow from here, and even more top players will be desperate to come to the northeast in the future.

Ekitike is one of the first players to really be sold on this draft, but we’re sure some even bigger names will be desperate to join the Magpies in the years to come.

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