Chelsea ‘have made contact’ in bid to land French striker ahead of summer window
Chelsea have made contact with Ligue 1 side Reims over a potential transfer for wonderkid striker Hugo Ekitike,
He only made his senior debut for Reims in August, but has impressed and The 19-year-old has scored nine goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances this season.
He is a France U20 international and also has experience playing on the left wing, and it is no secret in the media that he was a player that the board really wanted to sign in the January transfer window
However, the 19-year-old opted against the move preferring to see out the season with Reims as it is believed that he would be more happier leaving the French side at the end of the season rather than during it
Now, according to Foot Mercato, we have made contact about a possible move for the lad.
The French side want roughly £33.5million to let him go, though the Blues face competition from other European sides.
Amid all the speculation and rumours, his agent Karl Buchmann said the following about Ekitike’s failed move to Newcastle in January ,as published in The Chronicle:
“We were not convinced about the sports project and we saw no short or medium-term plan with their approach.
“Hugo has achieved great things in just six months but as he is attached to the club, we agreed with the leaders to end the season with Reims.”
Look, Ekitike is clearly a very talented striker that could have a big future in the game, but if the club are keen to add another striker to the squad, he is not the player that will get them to the next level
He is one for the future, but we have enough talent for that and we need to sign some world class talent, as Man City and Liverpool will be doing that when the transfer window opens up.
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