PSG, which does not lack a player in its line of attack, will try a little bit of madness this winter by trying to recruit Hugo Ekitike.
The Stade de Reims nugget has just had an amazing first half of the season, and if the Champagne club has announced its desire to keep its young striker at all costs, it will have to resist the onslaught of clubs with big financial means. The British media 90min.com announces that Newcastle has made Ekitike one of its targets, the idea being to be able to recruit the Cameroonian-born player, who took his first steps in Reims at the age of 11. After having recruited Chris Wood in attack, Ekitike is therefore the next target of the Magpies, who have the means of their ambitions, and could approach 30 million euros to convince Reims to give in. For the moment, President Caillot wants to be cautious, and is waiting to know what this month of January will give, but another interest is likely to make a lot more noise.
PSG have two ideas for Ekitike
🔴 Newcastle are preparing a €36m offer for Hugo Ekitike, who made his professional debut last summer with Reims.
– Football News (@ActuFoot_) January 10, 2022
Indeed, PSG has no intention of leaving the player on loan in the Danish league last season, leaving Ligue 1 without having played at the highest level. Paris SG has thus contacted the representatives of Ekitike to test the waters on a possible transfer. The idea could be to recruit him this winter, and leave him on loan for a season, to bring him back to Paris next summer after the planned upheaval in attack with the more than likely departure of Kylian Mbappé. But Leonardo may have another idea in mind, with the sale of Mauro Icardi which would therefore be offset by the arrival of the Reims striker. In any case, in the entourage of Ekitike, a transfer to the Premier League, where Tottenham, Brighton and Brentford have also come to the information, or even to Ligue 1, is seriously considered. This may make it difficult for Stade de Reims to respond negatively in the event of a big offer in the coming weeks.