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…