This summer, Paris Saint-Germain was in the market for a striker, and the capital club appeared to have two targets in mind, with former Sassuolo goal scorer Gianluca Scamacca being the top target.
However, the French giants were unwilling to pay the high price the Serie A side demanded for Scamacca. Instead, PSG would shift their attention to Hugo Ekitike, who arrived on loan with an obligation to buy from Stade de Reims.
Meanwhile, Scamacca ended up signing with West Ham United, who paid €36 million for the striker, and Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali, heading to the Premier League side, was the right choice for the 23-year-old.
“No Italian team made an offer to sign him; PSG were the first club to talk to us,” Carnevali told Sky Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia).
“In the end, we reached an agreement with West Ham, and we had to say no to PSG, but I think it’s the right step for the player.”
Time will tell if PSG made the right decision by not opting to pay the amount that the Italian club wanted and if Ekitike turns out to be the better goal scorer of the two players.
However, there’s also the possibility that everyone is happy with how the situation turned out, and both players score goals for their new respective clubs.