May 25, 2024

Hugo Ekitike, a former Newcastle United transfer target, has found a new permanent club.
Hugo Ekitike has signed a permanent contract with Eintracht Frankfurt after his initial loan term.

The 21-year-old is presently on loan at the Bundesliga club after falling out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Frankfurt ‘officially triggered’ a £14 million option to sign the forward this summer.

PSG had previously received a £3 million loan fee for the youngster in January, with the overall agreement worth £17 million and a sell-on clause included.
The move was published on Frankfurt’s club website, with board member Markus Krösche saying: “Hugo has demonstrated his quality in his previous performances. We are absolutely persuaded of his potential and hope to see him in an Eintracht shirt beyond this season.”

Frankfurt lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich over the weekend, with Ekitike scoring for the second time in as many games.

 

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And the transfer comes only two years after Ekitike turned off a £26 million move to Newcastle in favour of joining PSG from Stade de Reims.

Reims approved the Magpies’ bid in June 2022, but the transaction collapsed due to agent demands.

Ekitike’s move at PSG did not work out, as he was declared surplus to requirements after only one season. He was left out of PSG’s Champions League team after the club tried unsuccessfully to sell him in the summer, despite interest from Frankfurt, West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, and Everton.

Once again, Ekitike declined the transfer offer and was consequently left out of PSG’s team before agreeing to join Frankfurt on loan in January.

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