GdS: Negotiations with PSG ongoing as Ekitike wants Milan move

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have one week to try and put the finishing touches on their squad, and they are trying to sign a striker from Paris Saint-Germain.

That is according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), the aim is to sign another centre-forward to make sure that Olivier Giroud – who will turn 37 years old at the end of September – will not have to work overtime each week.

Noah Okafor is a good alternative, but not a driving force. He has never reached double figures for goals in a league season, netting seven times in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, so Pioli wants some extra help.

Hugo Ekitike is on pole position. The 21-year-old has been at PSG for one season – in which he amassed 32 appearances and four goals – having cost €35m to sign from Stade de Reims.

Milan do not intend to try for a permanent deal, but to negotiate a loan with option to buy. The management are not interested in making it an obligation to buy, which would commit them to buying him permanently next year.

The middle ground is a paid loan with an option to buy, a solution that could make everyone happy. Ekitike himself could provide a first assist because he wants Milan, definitely more than Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham, the other teams that have signed up for the race.

Ekitike is Milan’s first candidate and Milan are the first club on Ekitike’s personal list. Therefore, finding agreement over personal terms should not be a problem.


Tags AC Milan Hugo Ekitke


  1. Why not make a move for Pavlidis? He ticks a lot of boxes as a CF, still young, can develop, and might not be overpriced.. he also came from the same team as Reijnders, and considering Reijnders is now almost a certain starter, their chemistry should already been quite fine. I hope Milan made the right call, but I think Pavlidis might be an interesting option.

  2. best time for 20th scudetto, just a little more push. when Napoli, Inter and Juve were not as strong as they used to be.

    i hope we get good CF

  3. Ekitike’s the only striker we’ve been linked with that I like, I’d still prefer Okafor got the playing time but if they must sign a striker I’d much prefer it was Ekitike than Kean, Taremi, Azmoun, Lukaku, Jovic etc

  4. Obligation to buy should be a huuuuuge NO! Origi has just proven you cannot get rid of useless strikers and that’s what we’d be getting here.

  5. This kid is raw. If we have an obligation to buy at 30-35M we just should have signed a more finished (but still young) prospect in Wahi. Big miss IMO. Not sure Ekitike will help us win this season or contribute much to be honest. Obligation to buy is a big NO. More of a signing for the future that needs work. Borja would be better if that is all we are left to choose from…

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