Callum Wilson’s absence, spanning Newcastle’s final 5 video games, has been mitigated by Alexander Isak’s glorious efficiency throughout his teammate’s outing.
Isak has impressively elevated his aim tally for the season to 14, establishing himself as Newcastle’s main scorer. Nonetheless, regardless of Isak’s contributions, a brand new situation has emerged. Isak began because the striker for Newcastle towards Aston Villa however didn’t full the sport, nor did he end the primary half after choosing up a groin harm.
If Howe finds himself needing various choices resulting from Isak’s absence, he might take into account turning to the academy or deploying Anthony Gordon in a central function. Alternatively, he may choose to make a transfer within the switch market on the ultimate day of the window.
Curiously, a participant from Newcastle’s previous who’s presently obtainable could possibly be a possible choice.
Two years in the past, Hugo Ekitike turned down a suggestion from Newcastle for the primary time whereas he was at Reims.
Just a few months later, Newcastle confronted one other rejection from Hugo Ekitike, marking their second failed try to safe his providers. Regardless of having a deal in place to signal the Frenchman in the summertime of 2022, the Magpies have been unable to succeed in an settlement on private phrases.
Consequently, Newcastle withdrew from the deal, enabling Paris Saint-Germain to swoop in and safe the signing of a participant whom Howe later acknowledged as ‘very proficient.’
Ekitike has since confronted challenges in demonstrating his expertise at PSG, as he has struggled for taking part in time since his transfer and has been persistently linked with a switch away from the membership.
Rumours concerning Hugo Ekitike’s potential departure from Paris Saint-Germain persist this month, following an replace from switch skilled Fabrizio Romano. Romano has indicated that PSG is fascinated by loaning out Ekitike earlier than the switch window closes.