PSG confirm signing of Hugo Ekitike from Reims on loan


Reims' forward Hugo Ekitike celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and OGC Nice at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, northern France on May 21, 2022.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the arrival of young striker Hugo Ekitike from Stade Reims on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old was close to joining Newcastle United both in January and earlier in the summer, but talks ultimately collapsed and PSG quickly swooped in to get a deal over the line.

Ekitike has now moved to Parc des Princes on a 12-month loan which also includes an option for the Ligue 1 champions to make his signing permanent.

"It's a choice made by my heart," Ekitike said of his move to PSG. "I'm French too, it's the club of my country.

"And then it's a club where the greatest players evolve, where there are quality and experienced staff, as well as a desire to win every title available. There is everything here for me to progress. All the ingredients are there, so it's a logical choice for me to be here.

"Finally, I have family in the Paris region, and I have always followed Paris Saint-Germain. All this made my desire to join this club very natural. It's the right choice for me to be here."

90min understands the fee proposed by PSG is around the €30m mark, €10m less than Newcastle were prepared to pay for Ekitike's services, but Reims agreed to the lower figure to allow Ekitike to make his dream move to Parc des Princes.


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