Agent delays meeting on Tyneside despite NUFC agreement & Ekitike suffers injury vs Toon talent

He may have issued a promising update on Sven Botman just a few hours ago, but Fabrizio Romano has delivered some concerning news on Hugo Ekitike.

First off, the renowned journalist has revealed that the player’s agent was due in Newcastle on Monday (6th June) after the club agreed a deal with Reims for the 19-year-old, but he ‘delayed’ the meeting.

No more details are given as to why he postponed, however things turned from bad to worse on Thursday night.

Playing in the semi-final of the Maurice Revello Tournament up against Newcastle United youngster Santiago Munoz, a hamstring injury forced the France U20 international to make way just five minutes into their clash with Mexico.

With both issues in mind, Italian reporter Romano claims that the striker’s proposed move could be delayed even further, stating Newcastle could ‘consider other options’ before deciding how to proceed.

So, Sven Botman may be edging ever closer, but it seems we now have a decision to make over Ekitike following the injury and antics from his agent…

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3 thoughts on “Agent delays meeting on Tyneside despite NUFC agreement & Ekitike suffers injury vs Toon talent

  1. Ekitike is a long term project so this temporary hamstring injury wouldn’t derail any transfer plans. Having said that, this kid is not nearly interested in us as we are in him. He is playing us to set up a move to somewhere else he prefers more. We should move on from him immediately.

    Maybe years from now he will regret not joining us but we need to focus on bringing in players like Bruno who want to be here and are all in on this club.

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  2. Headline “19 year old kid plays silly games with wealthiest club in the world”.
    Headline “19 year old kid has hamstring injury”.
    Tomorrows headline “Newcastle move on”

    I suspect the days of buying injured players are well behind us.

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  3. Should swerve this one!
    Stage 2 hamstring injury previously not good in such a young player, and this type of injury normally comes with a player who possesses electric pace and can turn quickly, If that is what he is it will be a reoccurring injury, seems like a sick note to me.
    Not sure wether he even want’s to come and his agent doesn’t seem fussed either.
    I am sure there are other players who really want to come to Newcastle who aren’t such a risk.

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