A club president has said a striker linked to Liverpool will “probably leave” this summer.
In the January transfer window, Stade de Reims striker Hugo Ekikike was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League. Newcastle was the club that attracted the most interest, but in the end the player stayed in France.
Following the close of the January window, Liverpool have been tentatively linked with a transfer for Ekikike. It was claimed by 90min that the Reds were joined by Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal when scouting the 19-year-old forward.
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Reims chairman Jean-Pierre Caillot has discussed Ekikike’s future at the club and has seemingly confirmed the player is leaving this summer. Caillot added that Reims turned down an offer for Ekikike in January.
“In Hugo’s case, he would be wasting time staying with us,” Caillot told Europe 1 via Goal.
“We turned down an offer of €35 million this winter, which is a lot of money for a club like ours.
“That money will be used to grow and improve the club. Hugo can go and he will probably leave.”
“There wasn’t a big club that didn’t ask about him.”