PSG have announced the signing of ‘new Henry’ and Icardi’s future in France is unknown

Hugo Ekitiké is 20 years old and is compared to Henry
Hugo Ekitiké is 20 years old and is compared to Henry

The replacement process led this season by the Paris Saint Germain added a new piece to the puzzle. The French cast has announced in recent hours the signing of Hugo Equipmentone of the great promises of French football who manages to fight for a position in the offensive which stars Neymar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi.

The goal scorer reached loan with purchase option from the Stade de Reims in a bid to carve out a place in one of the most sought-after strikers on the planet. He is 20 years old, 1.89 meters tall and has 10 goals in 24 appearances in the last Ligue 1 in his first season with main team Reims. The detail? European media nicknamed the “new Henry” to show some similarities with the mythical Thierry Henry.

The detail is that Ekitiké pressed to join PSG since Newcastle offered more money for his signature. “We did not reach the sum proposed by Newcastle but Hugo Ekitiké has always been respectful of the club. We are happy to allow him to realize his dream,” Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot told the newspaper. The union.

The reality is that the English, who were bought by arabic capitals a few months ago, they put on the table a proposal that exceeded 40 million euros including all bonuses. However, PSG will stretch up to €36m including bonuses and sign him until 2027 once the loan endsaccording to the newspapers The team there The Parisian.

This hiring seems to be coming for become the main offensive replacement for the stellar trident that Christope Galtier has on hand, if he is finally inclined to bet on the three attackers from the start of the matches. In this case, will fight hand to hand to become the first replacement option with the Argentinian Icardiwho traveled to Japan on tour with the team but appears on transfer lists that were leaked to French media.

The panorama indicates that the Argentine striker is one of the names that could leave in this transfer period and the hiring of Ekitiké would generate pressure for this situation to come true. Regardless of speculation, Galtier has the aforementioned attacking options. Icardi, Neymar, Messi, Mbappe and young Arnaud Kalimuendoin addition to the brand new arrival of Ekitiké.

The new striker landed in the youth teams of Reims in 2013 and added minutes in the subsidiary until 2020 signed his first professional contract in tune with his official debut in October 2020. He left for half-year loan to Danish club Vejle BKuntil he finally returned to the entity that owned his pass to become a key part of the team that navigated the middle of the table: he was his team’s top scorer in Ligue 1. He was also called up to the France under-20 team, which has just won the Maurice Revello International Tournament.

This is the second reinforcement of PSG after the hiring of the young Portuguese midfielder Vitinha. In the last hours, DT Galtier also launched the campus purification process and left under the plane that took the delegation to Japan for André Herrera (despite his public manifestation of wanting to stay connected to the team), Georginio Wijnaldum (was offered in Milan and Rome), Rafina, Layvin Kurzawa there Julien Draxler. “We have 26 or 27 players apart from the goalkeepers, it’s huge. We will come out of this season with 21 outfield players and some youngsters.”he said before his decision

In addition, he announced that he would impose strict cohabitation rules: “There will be rules of life that will be established and that I will present to the group. There will be some negotiable things, some non-negotiable things.”.


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