Newcastle make January target Ekitike top priority signing as £25m fee emerges for Ligue 1 striker

Newcastle have reportedly made Hugo Ekitike their priority transfer target this summer and are in a prime position to land the Stade Reims forward.The cash-rich Magpies attempted to sign the 19-year-old in the January window. However, they ended up having a £20million-plus bid knocked back after extensive talks with the Ligue 1 outfit.
But Football Insider claims that a Newcastle source has told them they have kept monitoring the player’s situation and that he has become a top target for Eddie Howe.
Whatsmore, the France Under-21 is said to be available for £25m. And with the Toon already registering a serious interest, that puts them in the driving seat to secure a summer transfer.
Premier League rivals West Ham are also known to have held talks over a deal in January. However, the attacker opted to turn down …