Hugo Ekitike expected to be sold by PSG to balance their books

Jul 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (10) reacts after
Jul 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (10) reacts after / Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

PSG are not only focused on bolstering their attacking options but also on offloading some of their current players in order to make room for the newcomers and to balance their financial accounts.

Among those potentially on their way out is striker Hugo Ekitike, who has only spent a season (on loan!) at PSG but could be used as exchange money according to RMC Sport.

The priority for PSG in this transfer window is to strengthen their attacking lineup with the acquisition of a top-quality striker. They have been linked with several names, including Harry Kane, Dusan Vlahovic, Victor Osimhen, Goncalo Ramos, Rasmus Hojlund, and Randal Kolo Muani. However, the closest to joining PSG appears to be Eintracht Frankfurt's French international forward.

According to those reports, negotiations are ongoing between PSG and Eintracht Frankfurt to reach an agreement for the transfer. To sweeten the deal, PSG might offer Hugo Ekitike as a bargaining chip, potentially reducing the price for Randal Kolo Muani.

Ekitike has seen limited playing time at PSG, and a move to the Bundesliga could offer him more opportunities, with Frankfurt looking to replace Kolo Muani in the even he ends up joining PSG or another team.

Other European clubs have also expressed interest in the 21-year-old striker of PSG, including Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest. Ekitike showcased his talent during the Japan Tour 2023, proving to be the most decisive Parisian player with two goals and one assist in three games.

Despite his recent performances, PSG seems determined to part ways with Ekitike no matter what. The youngster was brought in last summer for a significant fee of €35m.

PSG's potential use of Ekitike as a bargaining chip adds an intriguing dimension to the transfer discussions during this already-eventful summer window in the French capital.

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