It is no secret that Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign an established striker over last year’s summer transfer window.
PSG was linked with the likes of now-former Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and now-former Sassuolo forward Gianluca Scamacca during the summer window. In the end, PSG football advisor Luis Campos settled for Hugo Ekitike, who joined the reigning Ligue 1 champions from Reims.
According to RMC Sport, PSG also had Tottenham striker Harry Kane on its transfer wishlist last year. Campos and Antero Henrique wanted to bring in a “high-level” No. 9 to the club, and Kane, who has a mere one more year left on his current contract, was among the players who they “targeted.”
PSG was ultimately unable to bring in Kane due to a “lack of sales.” Five first-team players left PSG last summer via a permanent transfer move, and the club hauled in a mere €47.3 million from such sales.
PSG has heavily relied on Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe to lead its attack this season. The three forwards have combined to score 35 out of PSG’s 55 total goals in Ligue 1 play in the ongoing campaign.