Reports suggest that Juventus, the Italian football powerhouse, have set their sights on a promising young talent, Hugo Ekitike.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Sunday that the France international is a potential replacement for their star striker, Dusan Vlahovic, who is rumored to leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.
With the future of Vlahovic uncertain, Juventus seems to be preparing for the departure of the Serbian forward by identifying Ekitike as a potential solution. According to the report, he would arrive on a loan agreement between the two sides.
❗Juventus could go for PSG striker Hugo Ekitiké if Vlahovic leaves the club. The French player could arrive on loan.
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuveEN) June 25, 2023
Ekitike struggled in Year 1 to play alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s star-studded trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar Jr. The 21-year-old has plenty of potential, which is why the capital club paid €35 million, bonuses included, to secure the player from Stade de Reims.
The PSG forward has the potential to develop into a top-level player and could benefit from the experience at Juventus. Ekitike could secure the starting striker role and grow on a team that won’t play UEFA Champions League football next season.