Hugo Ekitike and PSG willing to part ways

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Hugo Ekitike joined PSG on loan from Stade de Reims in the summer of 2022, although that deal included a poison pill in the shape of a must-buy clause if PSG were crowned Ligue 1 champions. In his first season in Paris, the French attacker did not have a particularly good time, and PSG are already thinking about getting rid of him.

Ekitike scored 4 goals and provided 4 assists in 32 games last season. It is believed that Ekitike would prefer to continue at the club from the French capital, but PSG are not against parting ways with him if that's an option for the club.

Hugo Ekitike was recently transferred permanently to Paris Saint-Germain in exchange for around €34m following his loan deal from Stade de Reims (a similar deal to the one used by PSG to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco a few years ago). The option to buy him would be exercised automatically if PSG finished at the top of the table in Ligue 1, which they obviously did.

In his first season, the Frenchman had difficulties. In 32 games in all competitions (1,396 minutes), he has scored four goals and provided four assists, and although Ekitike got to string a few starts at the end of the season, the truth is that he also endured long periods without playing.

Both Hugo Ekitike and PSG are considering separating their paths

According to information from RMC Sport, PSG are open to a departure and this has been communicated to the player's environment already. However, according to sources close to the club, "the sports management does not want to let Ekitike go at any price."

RMC went on to explain that PSG's number 44 wants to continue his adventure in Paris because he is convinced that he can do better next season.

"There were not only negative things in this first experience in a big club", it can be read in the RMC report. Despite the fact that his priority is to stay at PSG, Ekitike "would not be close to the idea of leaving PSG," although only if they can move him to a team that "guarantee him playing time and it is based in Europe."

“The idea of the Parisian sports management is always the same. Associate complementary players around Kylian Mbappe and expand the offensive sector”, says Fabrice Hawkins, RMC journalist.

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With this in mind, and with Marco Asensio already signed, Marcus Thuram and Victor Osimhen are still in the club's sights, concludes the aforementioned media. PSG are already working on signing Thuram, as we reported on Wednesday morning.