It appears as if, after quite the long saga, Eintracht Frankfurt have secured the services of a major transfer target with a last-minute deal close before the transfer deadline closes.
Eintracht have agreed to first pay a loan fee of some €3 million, an unusually high sum for such an arrangement. France's RMC sport reports that a purchase obligation (possibly a mandatory one) will form a package in the €30 million range if certain performance-related bonuses are met. The player himself is rumored to be willing to take a pay cut in order to potentially earn more playing time in Hessen.
German transfer guru Florian Plettenberg claims that Ekitike's plane has already departed Paris and that the forward will land in Frankfurt shortly. After his medical is completed, one expects formal confirmation from the German club later this evening. The move may increase the likelihood of Eintracht potentially parting company with Egyptian attacker Omar Marmoush.