Newcastle are imminently set to make a deadline day offer for West Ham transfer target Hugo Ekitike.

That’s according to a report from the Express who claims that a Newcastle bid for the talented 19-year-old could be on the way very soon.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the young French forward to the London Stadium before the January window slams shut according to a report from Le 10 Sport.

Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

West Ham cannot continue to rely upon Michail Antonio as our only option through the middle.

Newcastle are plotting a deadline day move to sign West Ham target Hugo Ekitike
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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is desperate to scupper the Hammers’ plans though and Ekitike could very well be St James’ Park bound…

Newcastle to bid for Ekitike on deadline day

According to a report from the Express, the Toon are set to make a deadline day offer for Stade de Reims hitman Hugo Ekitike.

Newcastle and West Ham could be set for a deadline day transfer window battle for the brilliant teenager it seems.

Ekitike is an unbelievably talented young player.

The 19-year-old striker possesses blistering pace and has quite incredible movement. He is a defender’s nightmare. The Reims ace is a very good finisher as well.

In 20 games so far this season, the exciting teenager has bagged eight goals and four assists (Transfermarkt).

Newcastle are plotting a deadline day move to sign West Ham target Hugo Ekitike
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Ekitike is very similar to a young Thierry Henry. If he goes on to enjoy even half the success that the former Arsenal and Barcelona man did then he will be a seriously good signing for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

If Moyes manages to bring the 19-year-old to the London Stadium it would be an incredibly exciting piece of business for West Ham.

However, it won’t be a straightforward deal for the Hammers to complete, far from it.

Ekitike will cost at least €40 million (£33 million) according to a report from News In 24.

And judging by the Express report, it seems as though moneybags Newcastle could be far better placed to sign the Reims striker than West Ham are.

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