The exit of Hugo Ekitike from Paris Saint-Germain has converted into a saga, considering the clubs rumored to have an interest. One team heavily linked to the 21-year-old is AC Milan.
However, the Serie A side has hit a roadblock in securing the former Stade de Reims star. As the summer transfer deadline nears, it could be a hurdle that derails a possible move to the San Siro.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Ekitike to Milan has cooled down. This news comes as La Gazzetta dello Sport recently revealed that Ekitike said yes to joining AC Milan. Furthermore, the PSG striker prefers the Rossoneri over Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham.
So what’s the hurdle? Di Marzio notes that PSG has a high demand for the buyout clause fee, the player’s salary is high, and PSG is unwilling to contribute to paying it.
🚨 Ekitike to Milan have cooled down. PSG have a high demand for the buyout clause fee, the player’s salary is high and PSG are not willing to contribute in paying it
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) August 24, 2023
As a result, other reported interest clubs, such as West Ham United, could make a move for the player. The Hammers are looking at alternative targets to Youssef En-Nesyri, which could put them heavily in the Ekitike race.
These next few days could become a rollercoaster as PSG attempts to settle the Ekitike file.