Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike before the January transfer deadline on Thursday, according to reliable Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri.
The reporter shared the information with his subscribers on social media platform X, reposting it after a Man United fan account posted it.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also provided an update on the situation of the French striker, claiming that PSG are actively working to loan him out in the coming hours.
Man United want to bolster their attack but are unable to spend any money this month, but a loan deal for Ekitike could be a useful short-term solution.
The 21-year-old has played just once this season and he is not in manager Luis Enrique’s plans.
He bagged three league goals and four assists in 25 Ligue 1 games last term, but it was his form in his last season with Reims which attracted him to PSG.
Ekitike notched ten goals and three assists in 24 league games in 2021-22 and could be a decent loan signing for Man United given his huge potential.
The Red Devils have been linked with a couple of attacking reinforcements since December, but they could end the January transfer window without making any additions to their squad.
Almost all their injured players have recovered and are ready to return to action, but failure to strengthen their striking options could hinder their chances of finishing in the top six.
Anthony Martial is spending the next nine weeks on the sidelines, leaving Rasmus Hojlund as their only traditional striker.
Marcus Rashford has returned to training after missing the last game due to illness and is expected to feature against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday.
Antony finally opened his account for the season against Newport County and is in contention to start at Molineux.
However, the trio cannot be trusted to fire on all cylinders, so a loan move for the PSG striker could do the club a world of good.
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