£32m man tells manager he won’t join Newcastle despite deal being agreed

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Hugo Ekitike has told Reims he wants to stay at the club, despite reports claiming he agreed a deal with Newcastle.

The young striker has been a revelation for Reims, and naturally, that’s attracted interest from the Premier League.

The Telegraph recently reported that the two clubs had agreed a fee to bring Ekitike to England, but the 20-year-old wants to stay in France.

That’s according to Reims coach Oscar Garcia, speaking to RMC.

“He told me he wanted to stay. Hugo feels calm. I have spoken with him. He will have no problem staying at the club and neither will I!”

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