Newcastle’s £30m transfer target reacts to joining another club


The long transfer saga involving Hugo Ekitike and Newcastle United is finally over after he joined Paris Saint-Germain.

Ever since the money fell in Newcastle’s lap, the highly rated 20-year-old had been tipped to join the club’s long-term project.

A move failed to materialize in January and talks dragged on during the current transfer window, before he signed on the dotted line for PSG.

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After Ekitike signed for the French champions on a loan deal with an option to sign for £30m (ESPN)he expressed his joy at joining the money rush club, as they posted on Twitter.

The young striker claimed it was a “joy” to join PSG and he believes he made the “right choice” at this stage of his career.

“It’s really a bit of everything,” Ekitike said. “You really get a mix of all the emotions. A lot of pride and joy, it’s really a proud moment for me to be here.

“It’s a choice of the heart because I’m French too. There are players who play here too. So that had an impact on my choice. And I have family in the Paris region.

“So it’s all those factors that make me think it’s the right choice for me to be here – it’s a logical choice to come here. There are the right players to progress. The staff, the manager , who already has a lot of experience, to progress.

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From January until this summer, Newcastle have been pretty clear and upfront about how they will approach things in the transfer market.

Everyone knows they have money, but rather than spending money unnecessarily and pandering to teams adding a few extra pounds to their players, they are doing it the right way.

Whether it’s Manchester United asking for an inflated loan fee for Jesse Lingard in January at Stade de Reims trying to earn a few extra pounds for Ekitike, those at St James’ Park have a bar and they’re not going to cross it.

Sure, the Saudi-led club can throw money at their project in crazy ways, but they make sure everything is done in a fancy way because they won’t be taken for a ride and that’s a long term project. project for a reason.

So while some Newcastle fans would have been delighted to see what Ekitike could have done under their colours, at the end of the day there are still plenty of fish in the sea.

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