AS Roma might not be done swooping into the Paris Saint-Germain squad to pluck out talent for the 2023-24 season. Hugo Ekitike needs a club that can provide him with starting minutes to continue his growth, and the Serie A side could be that destination.
Corriere dello Sport reports that the 21-year-old is a potential alternative to their pursuit of Duvan Zapata. The Colombian striker’s transfer saga has taken a complex turn. As a result, Roma has to consider other options, with Ekitike emerging as a prime candidate.
PSG values the young striker at approximately €30 million, so it won’t be cheap for the Italian club. While the situation didn’t work out for him in the French capital, Ekitike still has plenty of potential.
🚨🚨 L’AS Roma se renseigne pour Hugo Ekitike 🇫🇷 auprès du PSG. 🗣️
Le français serait vu par les italiens comme une alternative à Duvan Zapata 🇨🇴 dont la piste se complique. ❌
— 📣 MEGA PSG (@MegaPSG_) August 18, 2023
Nonetheless, PSG and Roma have a good working relationship. This summer, the Rome-based side secured the signing of Leandro Paredes for a fee of around €4 million, marking a strategic move to strengthen their midfield.
Additionally, Roma orchestrated a loan deal to bring Renato Sanches into the fold, signaling the club’s intent to fortify its squad. Can the capital club from Italy make it three players? Ekitike will have a decision to make about whether it’s time to go abroad or not.