Hugo Ekitite could still play international football with Cameroon

Paris Saint Germain v FC Lorient - Ligue 1 Uber Eats
Paris Saint Germain v FC Lorient - Ligue 1 Uber Eats / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Hugo Ekitike, the 21-year-old striker sidelined at PSG following his refusal to leave the club last August, has continued to attract attention from Cameroon. Despite being excluded from PSG's squad against Strasbourg, Ekitike remains on the radar of the Cameroonian Football Federation, according to some reports.

Ekitike, once a standout at Stade de Reims, has faced a challenging situation at PSG, where he has been left out of matchdays since rejecting a move to Frankfurt as PSG would have prefered. The talented young attacker is still training with the first team and available for selection, but has yet to see any playing time.

While Ekitike's career at PSG is at a standstill, the Cameroonian national team has not forgotten his potential. RMC reports that FECAFOOT recently reached out to Ekitike, expressing interest in persuading him to join the Indomitable Lions, coached by Rigobert Song.

This is not the first time Cameroon has approached Ekitike; an earlier attempt during his time at Reims was declined as he was committed to the French U20 team.

Thierry Henry, the coach of France's Espoirs (U21), has also extended his support to Ekitike, emphasizing that he continues to monitor the player's progress.

While the player's future national affiliation remains uncertain, especially given his anticipated departure during the winter transfer window, Ekitike has attracted interest from clubs in Germany, Italy, and England. In the previous transfer window, the Premier League emerged as his preferred destination.

Expect to keep hearing about Ekitike's future at both club and international level in the coming months.