Paris Saint-Germain have accepted an offer from Everton for Hugo Ekitike.
That’s according to Sports Zone, who have claimed that their bid of €35m plus €5m in bonuses (£34.5m) has been successful and it is now up to the youngster to decide where he wants to go.
While it looked extremely likely that Ekitike would move to the Premier League with Newcastle united last year, the 21-year-old instead joined PSG on loan with an obligation-to-buy. Ekitike went onto score three goals and provide four assists in Ligue 1 before making his move permanent for around £25m.
However, Ekitike clearly didn’t do enough to impress during his loan spell in the French capital and has now been informed that he is surplus to requirements.
While the Toffees have had their offer accepted, they still face significant competition for Ekitike’s signature. Sport Zone have reported that the likes of Frankfurt, West Ham and RC Lens are all interested.
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Hugo Ekitike doesn’t want Everton move
Everton are clearly willing to cough up the cash needed to sign Hugo Ekitike, however it doesn’t mean anything if he doesn’t want to join.
According to L’Equipe, the Frenchman wants to stay in his native country and join RC Lens.
The Ligue 1 club enjoyed a stellar campaign last time out and claimed a spot in the Champions League, while Everton are the only club mentioned that couldn’t offer Ekitike any European football.
However, it remains to be seen whether Lens could match the Toffees’ offer for the attacker. Franck Haise’s side have never spent more than around £14m on one player – over half of what Sean Dyche’s side have bid for Ekitike.