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Man Utd approach Reims starlet Hugo Ekitike ahead of Erik ten Hag overtake

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Ekitike is wanted by clubs across Europe (Image: Getty)

Manchester United have approached Reims over a summer move for striker Hugo Ekitike.

Ekitike, 19, nearly joined Newcastle United during the summer transfer window and is now on the radar of a number of clubs heading into the summer transfer window after scoring nine goals in 22 games this season.

According to ESPN, United have now made an inquiry about the youngster who could be available this summer for just €15m. The Premier League side have reached out to the player’s representatives to discuss his plans for next season.

United are not solely in their interest, however, as Ekitike is also a target for Arsenal. The Gunners will lose Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah this summer when their contracts expire, leaving them without an established centre-forward.

Bayern Munich are also interested as the club are starting to consider a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

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Ten Hag is expected to make big changes (Picture: Getty)

Sweeping changes are expected at United this summer, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick suggesting the club need to sign two ‘modern’ strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, whose own future at Old Trafford is uncertain, has been the club’s only reliable option up front this year.

“Cristiano is not a center forward or does not want to play in this position,” said Rangnick.

“It’s obvious that the club needs at least two new strikers who will bring more quality and more opportunities to this team. I wouldn’t even call it a winger.

“Two strikers and modern strikers don’t necessarily have to be wingers. If you look at international football, there are not many top teams that still play with two strikers.

“Most play with either three forwards or a false nine.”

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