Paris Saint-Germain are open to loaning out Hugo Ekitike in January after failing to sell him in the summer, as per L’Equipe.
Despite courting interest from a handful of top clubs, including West Ham United, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Everton, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund, an exit from the French capital couldn’t be materialised for the French youngster.
Palace explored a loan move with a buy-option for Ekitike on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, but to no avail, as PSG preferred only permanent sale.
Les Parisiens tried to persuade Ekitike to move to Frankfurt, who were willing to meet the Ligue 1 club’s demands after selling Randal Kolo Muani to them in a big-money deal.
However, Much to the disappointment of the French champions, Ekitike declined the offer, resulting in him getting ostracised from the squad.
Although manager Luis Enrique appreciates the former Reims star’s talent, it was the hierarchy’s decision to exclude him from the Champions League squad this season.
Having recently sold club legend Marco Verratti to Qatari club Al Arabi for around €45 million, PSG are looking to sell Ekitike in the winter transfer window and are also receptive to loan offers.
The 21-year-old moved to Parc des Princes in the summer of 2022 with a lot of expectations, but his time at PSG hasn’t panned out as he would have wanted.
Serie A giants AC Milan, who tried to sign Ekitike in the summer, could try their luck again in January following their failure to land their top striker target Mehdi Taremi.
PSG will return to action after the international break when they face OGC Nice in a Ligue 1 fixture this weekend.
Enrique’s men will look to continue from where they left off after producing two consecutive victories over Lens and Lyon.