‘It has already started’ - Hugo Ekitike’s agent gets Newcastle United fans talking

The agent of Hugo Ekitike has vowed to make sure everyone remembers his client’s name with big future tipped.

Newcastle United are hoping to sign one of Europe’s most exciting young talents this summer in Hugo Ekitike.

The Magpies’ interest in the 20-year-old Reims striker is no secret to anybody, with efforts to sign him first beginning in January.

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A bid was accepted then but Ekitike decided against moving at the halfway point during his breakthrough campaign.

Indeed, United wasted no time in returning to the table at the end of last season and are confident of reaching a full agreement.

Newcastle United transfer target Hugo Ekitike. (DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

And if Newcastle are to seal Ekitike’s signature, they will be recruiting one of Europe’s brighest young prospects at presence.

Clearly, Ekitike’s agent Karl Mwalako Buchmann is vowing to make sure the French striker lives up to his promise.

Ekitike celebrated his 20th birthday on Monday to which Buchmann responded: “Happy 20 son. We’ll make sure every single one remember your name.”

He later added: “It has already started.”

With a deal not yet completed, there are concerns that Ekitike and his representatives are open to offers from elsewhere.

If that is true, then the Magpies will welcome the news of Borussia Dortmund, who have been credited with interest in Ekitike, are attempting to sign Ajax striker Seb Haller.

Reports in the Netherlands have claimed Dortmund have tabled a £28million bid to land Haller as they look to replace Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City.

That, in theory, could increase Newcastle’s chance of winning the race for Ekitike, with a successful move for Haller likely to see Dortmund exit the picture.