The future of Hugo Ekitiké remains uncertain as Paris Saint-Germain searches for a No. 9. The 21-year-old could be on his out since it wouldn’t be ideal for Ekitiké’s career trajectory to be a backup.
Calciomercato.com’s Daniele Longo reports that Ekitiké is a Plan B for AC Milan, who are keen on FC Porto’s Mehdi Taremi. The Serie A side has inquired about the player, but there’s no further information.
🚨🌕| AC Milan are evaluating alternative profiles to Taremi (Pioli's favourite):
• 𝐇𝐮𝐠𝐨 𝐄𝐤𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐤𝐞: inquiry with PSG
• 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐯𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐬: he's in the list – costs around €17M
• 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐆𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐳: inquiry with Feyenoord but their… pic.twitter.com/FFnQjilt9M
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Ekitiké isn’t the only backup plan that Milan has in their file. Longo revealed that AZ Alkmaar’s Vangelis Pavlidis is an option, and he would cost the Italian club €17 million.
The other option is Feyenoord’s Santiago Giménez, but the Dutch club’s asking price is too high for AC Milan’s taste. It will be interesting to see if the Serie A side goes after the PSG youngster to see him possibly grow at San Siro.
AC Milan has a veteran Frenchman that Ekitiké can learn from should he head to Italy in Olivier Giroud. Furthermore, he’d play at a prominent club vying for the league title and UEFA Champions League trophy.
The striker should head elsewhere to garner more playing time, whether it’s AC Milan or another club.