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It is news that Wolverhampton is aiming for Hugo Ekitike, who was properly photographed in Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
"PSG striker Ekitike is a potential target for Wolverhampton in the upcoming transfer market. Wolverhampton sent Sasha Kalajić and Fabio Silva on loan this month, so they are looking for a player to play the No.9 role," Sky Sports reported on the 9th.
As Sky Sports reported, Wolverhampton has a very small number of strikers. As Kalajić and Silva go out on loan at the same time, only Hwang Hee-chan, Matheus Cunha, Pablo Sarabia and Pedro Netu have no offensive resources.
Hwang Hee-chan, the team's best ace, has to be away from the team due to the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup from January to early February. As soon as even one of Cunha, Sarabia and Netu is injured, Wolverhampton could have to change its offensive tactics itself.
Cunha is the only player who can play as a striker, so if Cunha is absent, he has to run the game without a striker. Wolverhampton was looking for a new striker and decided to target Ekitike.
Ekitike, a prospect born in 2002, was a player that PSG originally tried to build. Ekitike, who appeared like a comet in the 2021-22 Stade Ren, joined PSG immediately after scoring 11 goals and five assists in the league.
In PSG, he did not immediately rise to the starting lineup. There were not many opportunities because there were Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe. As Ekittike developed more, PSG brought in Gonzalo Hamus and Randal Kolo-Muani last summer.
Ekitike pushed for the transfer arbitrarily, as he expected his position to decline. The PSG leadership angered by Ekitike's behavior and sought to sell the player, but Ekitike rejected the transfer opportunity. PSG has thoroughly excluded Ekitike from its roster. He only played eight minutes in one game this season.
Ekitike is also planning to leave this winter in search of a new team, and PSG is not planning to stop it either. 'Sky Sports' added, "Wolverhampton has not approached to bring Ekitike yet." If Wolverhampton wants to minimize Hwang Hee-chan's absence and block injury variables, he would better move quickly.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024