According to some indiscretions, Paris Saint-Germain are very attentive to the progress of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
In lack of pure center-forward in its workforce, PSG could sell Mauro Icardi this winter or next summer. While Kylian Mbappé, at the end of his contract next June, is also a candidate for departure, Paris Saint-Germain will have to rebuild a good part of their attacking line in six months. Lionel Messi and Neymar will – barring a big surprise – still be there, but who will accompany the Brazilian and the Argentinian? According to several indiscretions, Paris SG appreciates Hugo Ekitike, author of a surprising start to the season with Stade de Reims. But according to Foot Mercato, the Champagne club is already very greedy with its 18-year-old striker since the media reveals that Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot has set the price of Hugo Ekitike at 40 million euros.
PSG monitor Ekitike, Chelsea too
Chelsea monitors the situation of Hugo Ekitike according to Footmercato. https://t.co/i8lWhS518K
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A price necessarily dissuasive for the clubs interested even if in the Premier League, certain teams do not hesitate to invest such sums in promising attackers. It is also in England that the main courtiers of Hugo Ekitike are located because in addition to PSG, many British clubs are in the running. In recent days, it is the interest of Newcastle which had been highly publicized with a possible offer of up to 35 million euros from the Magpies. According to information from Foot Mercato, a club of a completely different caliber has also looked into the matter, it is Chelsea. For the moment, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues have not submitted the slightest proposal to Reims for Hugo Ekitike, but the Chelsea coach is very attentive to Ligue 1 and has really fallen in love with the Reims striker. In the event of the departure of Timo Werner or Romelu Lukaku next summer, the London club could thus melt on Hugo Ekitike. And submit to Reims an offer that meets the requirements of President Jean-Pierre Caillot. PSG is therefore warned, the price of the Champagne striker has inflated and his courtiers are more and more prestigious…