Newcastle Transfer Talk: Hugo Ekitike and Serie A Star Linked

 Newcastle Transfer Talk: Hugo Ekitike and Serie A Star Linked

A quick look at the latest Newcastle United transfer headlines today, April 19 2022 including update on Hugo Ekitike and Alex Lowry.

Lowry talks

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United and Rangers prospect Alex Lowry have begun conversations over a possible transfer. The Scottish champions have reportedly offered the teenager attacker an initial deal, but he turned it down.

The 18-year-old is claimed to be ‘weighing his options,’ as his contract with Scotland’s youth team is set to end next year. According to Football Insider, Newcastle’s head of recruitment, Steve Nickson, met with Lowry’s agent before the club’s recent home win over Wolves.

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Ekitike rival

Despite being rejected on January deadline day, Newcastle is connected with a second bid for Stade de Reims wonderkid Hugo Ekitike. A number of European clubs are reportedly interested in signing the French forward ahead of a possible summer transfer.

According to AS Roma Live, Jose Mourinho’s team is considering a deal for Ekitike. However, the source added that Borussia Dortmund is also interested ahead of Erling Haaland’s impending expected departure.