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PSG defeated Newcastle to sign Ekitike for €35 million.

    Several elite Premier League sides were interested in signing the striker, but he chose to join the capital club instead.

    Hugo Ekitike will join Paris Saint-Germain this summer after reaching an agreement with Reims. The top teams in Europe were interested in the 20-year-old striker after he performed in Ligue 1 the previous season, but the capital club ultimately prevailed in the race to sign him.

    The midfielder, who was born in Reims, and PSG have already agreed on personal terms, and he will get a medical before completing the transfer.

    Ekitike departed the Reims training camp to go to Paris for his physical, and he is anticipated to travel to Japan with his new teammates afterward. On Saturday, the squad will depart for the far east.

    How much will PSG pay Reims to get Ekitike?

    To recruit Ekitike from Reims, PSG will pay €28.5 million (£24 million/$29 million) up front, with a further €6.5 million (£6 million/$7 million) in bonuses.

    With the Parc des Princes team, Ekitike will sign a five-year contract.

    Others interested in signing Ekitike?

    Newcastle, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool were all said to be interested in the attacker.

    Newcastle was aggressive in its pursuit of him, according to reports, and they reportedly came close to signing Ekitike in January and this summer but were unsuccessful in doing so.

    In the 2020–21 season, Ekitike made his Ligue 1 debut when he played against Lorient. A week later, he played against Montpellier.

    He was given to Danish team Vejle on loan in January of the following year, where he made 11 appearances and scored three goals.

     

     

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