19-year-old Ligue Un striking sensation set to be the answer to Eddie Howe’s prayers at Newcastle

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It can’t be said that Newcastle United are resting on their laurels in this transfer window.

The Magpies must clearly understand that the business they conduct in January will have far-reaching consequences for the club.

Get it right, and there’s a good chance Eddie Howe can mastermind a great escape and another season in the Premier League.

In that scenario, it should be much easier to attract stars to Tyneside during the summer.

Get it wrong, and a drop down into the Championship, however temporary, could prove to be a short and medium-term disaster.

The new club owners have arguably bought into Newcastle because they want to see the club return to its glory days of the 1990s.

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Under Kevin Keegan, the Magpies were a joy to watch, but the team that pulls on the shirt these days, save for a couple of exceptions, are about as far removed from that swashbuckling side as it’s possible to be.

Goals win games, and Newcastle aren’t doing enough of that at the moment.

With Callum Wilson expected to be sidelined for a few weeks, it’s imperative that Howe gets someone in soonest.

To that end, reliable journalist, Fabrizio Romano, has noted that the Magpies are in for Reims’ 19-year-old striking sensation, Hugo Ekitike.

A reported fee of €30m is a big investment for the North East giants, but they clearly believe that Ekitike is the answer to their striking issues.

What’s more, Sky Sports report that Howe wants the player to be signed before Newcastle take on Watford at the weekend in what will be one of the most vital games for either side this season.

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  1. What the hell as happened with our youth, that we have got spend 30 plus million on a teenager from France. Are we afraid to play the likes of Anderson and others, some.can’t be worse than a lot of the prime donas need to do to be dropped.Clark, laselles, longstaff not playing for the fans the city or the club, they play for a pay cheque and that’s it

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