Hugo Ekitike in the Stade Reims jersey.  FC Bayern is interested.
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Of: Michael Haug

FC Bayern should lead the race for Hugo Ekitike from Stade Reims – but the international competition is well-known.

Munich – Who will be the successor of Robert Lewandowski at the FC Bayern Munich? The contract of the 33-year-old Pole expires in the summer of 2023. From a change to a contract extension to a free transfer next year: no option seems to be out of the question.

Transfer expert Marius Soyke does not believe in a sale this summer, holds Sebastien Haller but for a possible successor. As 90football reports, FC Bayern could bring in a completely different striker who has not been talked about that much in the media: we are talking about Hugo Ekitike from Stade Reims.

Name: Hugo Ekitike
Age: 06/20/2002 (19 years)
Club: Stade Reims (contract until 2024)
Position: center forward
Market value: 20 million

Accordingly, FC Bayern should lead the race for Ekitike ahead of clubs such as Chelsea FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus Turin and FC Sevilla. He is said to have even received approval from his club. Borussia Dortmund is said to have been interested as well, but Stade Reims allegedly only wants to start negotiations from 40 million euros. That should be too much for BVB.

Hugo Ekitike: Who is interested and why should FC Bayern be in pole position?

A commitment from the youngster could therefore be forced regardless of Lewy’s future. It is also reported that the 19-year-old is one of Munich’s top transfer targets. Also in the environment of the French U20 national player one is convinced of a change to Säbener Straße.

Hugo Ekitike: role model Kylian Mbappé, comparisons with David Trezeguet

Born in Reims, Ekitike is a real shooting star. In July 2020 he signed his first professional contract in his hometown. He ended his first professional season on loan at Vejle BK in Denmark. In the current Ligue 1 season, the 1.90m man is off to a great start, scoring nine goals and providing the assists for three more.

Hugo Ekitike is taking off this season. © Federico Pestellini via

Ekitike’s great role model is none other than Kylian Mbappé. “During the last few years I’ve observed and studied him the most, he inspires me, not just on the pitch,” says the storm talent from Champagne Foot Mercato. At least in terms of the number of successful dribbles, Ekitike is as outstanding as Mbappé. But he is compared to another French world champion. “The way he moves and the way he runs reminds me of a great player: David Trezeguet,” says Johan Micoud, who won the double with Werder Bremen in 2004, on the Ligue 1 website.

Is Ekitike coming to the Isar? In any case, FC Bayern has already bagged its first summer transfer. Noussair Mazraoui apparently passed the medical check.

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