Hugo Ekitike, further from staying at PSG than ever before


Hugo Ekitike, the former Reims striker, finds himself in isolation at PSG as the season progresses, with no playing minutes to his name.

The situation stems from a complex turn of events during the last summer transfer window, which has seemingly created a rift between the player and his current club, coaches and other staffers included.

As the transfer window approached its conclusion, PSG sought to secure Randal Kolo Muani from Frankfurt. Hugo Ekitike became a bargaining chip in the deal, but the 21-year-old declined the move to Germany. Despite successfully signing Kolo Muani, Ekitike's refusal did not sit well with PSG leaders, resulting in a ban from playing.

The disagreement continues, with Ekitike accusing the club of rejecting loan offers with a purchase option, including one from Crystal Palace for €35m.

Reports from RMC Sport suggested of late that Ekitike performs well in training, but his attitude has drawn criticism internally. Not displaying frustration with the situation, Ekitike has external support, with Thierry Henry, coach of the French Espoirs (U21) team reaching out to him.

Despite his uncertain situation at PSG, Ekitike is seemingly generating some interest from clubs belonging to the Premier League, Serie A, and Bundesliga.

While the possibility of his departure in the winter remains unclear, it appears increasingly unlikely that Ekitike will feature for PSG again. That should be enough to have him packing his bags sooner rather than later.