Paris Saint-Germain appears to be on the verge of landing SL Benfica striker Gonçalo Ramos. As a result, it could leave Hugo Ekitiké out of the mix for the striker position.
At 21, Ekitiké has to play starting minutes to continue his development, and playing behind a player like Ramo would hinder any growth. The striker could be on the move with only a few weeks until the transfer window closes.
RMC Sport reports that West Ham United and Nottingham Forest have emerged as the frontrunners to sign the former Stade de Reims star. While it didn’t work out at PSG, a move to the Premier League could be ideal, especially if it’s to a club outside the top six.
🚨 West Ham and Nottingham Forest are set to battle it out to sign PSG forward Hugo Ekitike. 🇫🇷
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West Ham United and Nottingham Forest are keen to bolster their attacking options in the new season. This situation means the young striker will have an opportunity for starting minutes.
As for the cost, it doesn’t reveal. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see if PSG decides to go for a permanent sale or a loan with an option to buy.