Is Hugo Ekitike heading to the Premier League?

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Since September, Hugo Ekitike has been kept away from the playing field and the Paris Saint-Germain squad after an unfinished transfer. Now, there are prospects for the forward to revive his career in the Premier League, as two clubs have shown interest in him.

Ekitike finds himself more sidelined than ever, definitively excluded from PSG's main squad. This decision arose after the French forward refused to leave during the last transfer window, despite the club's intention to feature him in the plans of coach Luis Enrique. His reluctance to depart from the capital, even jeopardizing offensive arrivals like Randal Kolo Muani's, was not well-received by the PSG management, forcing him to seek playing time outside the club.

While several European teams have expressed interest in Ekitike, the forward still holds the reins of his future and aims to play for a high-profile club. According to Standard Sport, Ekitike might be heading towards West Ham or Crystal Palace.

Although the option of Newcastle is not entirely ruled out, these two English clubs, along with Eintracht Frankfurt, could become likely destinations for his transfer in January 2024. The ultimate decision will hinge on whether these projects capture the attention of the 21-year-old player.