The CBS Sports journalist stated there was “no future” for the 21-year-old at PSG in an article published on October 5 in Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing, but added that the French champions would struggle to recuperate the £30.3 million they paid for the player when he was still a member of Reims.

Everton made a £34.1 million offer for the Frenchman, according to the Evening Standard (24 August), but the Toffees may yet have a chance to sign him this winter.

In response to transfer rumors regarding Hugo Ekitike’s condition and a potential transfer to the Premier League, Johnson wrote: “I can confirm that Hugo Ekitike is no longer desired at PSG.

“Because he and his agency didn’t tell PSG that they were trying to negotiate a loan move to Crystal Palace, the interest from Crystal Palace, which was also there toward the conclusion of the summer transfer window, has been very troublesome for PSG. Ekitike was being pursued by Eintracht Frankfurt at the time PSG and Randal Kolo Muani were discussing a transfer for the latter.

“Ekitike’s future at the Parc des Princes looks quite gloomy as he has now been cut from the squad and is not on PSG’s list for the Champions League. Everton has also been linked, although I believe Newcastle’s interest is now in the past.

The fact that Ekitike has no future in Paris, though, makes me certain that he will move this winter. It will be very challenging for PSG to recover the amount of money they spent on him. Because the price was set before the player’s initial loan move, during which he lost a significant amount of value, PSG was aware that they had overpaid for the player. They attempted to back out of this agreement, but they had to carry it out.

Unless he can go out on loan and really impress and build up some value, PSG would be lucky to get a paid loan with a view to a permanent transfer for around €20 million, if everything were to go well. However, I think it’s clear they’re going to have to accept a significant hit on this transfer.

The Ligue 1 striker was a highly sought-after prospect during the summer transfer window, and PSG appeared to want to get rid of him. But nothing happened, and Ekitike ended up playing only eight minutes of football this year.

A transfer looks imminent, but if Everton has any kind of resources to work with in January, it could be a good idea to bolster other areas.

While the future of 777 Partner’s takeover remains uncertain, the club might find it difficult to find new members without knowing where the money will come from. However, the club might be eager to add bodies in different areas giv

en the significant expenditure on the front line this summer.According to The Athletic (5 September), Everton only paid £2.6 million in transfer fees this summer, which included the costs of acquiring Youssef Chermiti (£10.7 million) and Beto (£21.4 million).

Although this may have temporarily reduced the strain on the finances, these costs will still need to be paid in the upcoming fiscal year, making it prudent to seek employment elsewhere.

There is a clear area of weakness at full-back. While Seamus Coleman is still out injured, the team only has three full-backs available, and given their patchy performance, this is a position that might use improvement.

Beto, Chermiti, and Arnaut Danjuma have yet to make an impression at Goodison Park, but this might change by the beginning of the new year. If Dominic Calvert-Lewin stays healthy, Sean Dyche will have at least one reliable option.

Ekitikie might “realistically” be available on a loan deal with a £17.3 million buyout option, according to Johnson, but this appears out of the Toffees’ pricing range for another season.

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