Transfers – PSG: Big recruit of the transfer window, he responds to criticism


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While he is one of the big PSG recruitments made during the last summer transfer window, Hugo Ekitike is still struggling to really convince in his new colors. The former Stade de Reims striker, who has been the subject of some criticism about his level of play since his arrival, understands the expectations of him.

Considered one of the great hopes of Ligue 1 last season when he exploded under the colors of Reims Stadium, his training club, Hugo Ekitke was spoiled for choice on the transfer window. Several foreign stables such as Newcastle were eyeing him, but the 20-year-old striker finally opted for the PSG. Ekitike committed to it in the form of a loan with a purchase option of €35 million which will be automatically exercised in the summer of 2023.

“People expect performance”

But the first part of the season was rather complicated for Hugo Ekitike, who has only scored one goal and faces colossal competition in attack at PSG. He spoke of the criticism he received at the microphone of Canal +: “ Too harsh reviews? No, I know why I came here. Of course, when you arrive at a club like this, there are a lot of expectations. People expect performances and inevitably, if it does not come, we ask ourselves questions “, valued Hugo Ekitike.

“I assume, it’s not a problem”

Ekitike knew what to expect choosing the PSG for his transfer, and he seems to assume the remonstrances towards him: ” Me, I am in a position where I will always be questioned, because I came with a big label. This label, we must assume it. And that’s it, I accept it. It’s not a concern. If I’m bad, I’ll be the first to say it. And if I’m good too, I’ll be there and I’ll keep on being good “says the young French striker. The message got through.

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