The transfer saga involving Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike continues in these last hours of the summer window. The 21-year-old’s future is outside the French capital, so a move appears imminent.
Reports suggest that the Frenchman has agreed to a deal with Eintracht Frankfurt. However, the German club wasn’t the only team interested in the former Stade de Reims player.
Sports Zone reveals that Ekitike had been on the verge of finalizing terms with West Ham United. The London club matched Everton’s offer of a €35 million base transfer fee plus €5 million in performance-based bonuses.
🚨🇫🇷| Hugo Ekitike had almost agreed terms with West Ham, who matched Everton’s offer of € 35M + € 5M bonuses. However, PSG is pushing him to join Frankfurt. The Frenchman doesn’t appreciate being used as a bargaining chip but he’s interested in Frankfurt project. @SportsZone__ pic.twitter.com/iwdYMJKEQI
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) August 28, 2023
However, PSG’s intervention has thrown a curveball into the negotiations. The French giants are reportedly keen on facilitating Ekitike’s move to Frankfurt.
Ekitike’s perspective, however, remains an essential element in this transfer saga. Although Ekitike dislikes being a bargaining chip, he is intrigued by Frankfurt’s project.
PSG wants Randal Kolo Muani, and perhaps the French club believes a favorable deal for Ekitike will result in a promising transfer for the Frankfurt striker. Nonetheless, these final hours of the summer window should be fascinating to follow.