Fabrizio Romano Reveals United Were “Offered” The Chance To Sign PSG’s Next Mbappe

Manchester United have been “offered multiple names up front”, including Paris Saint-Germain’s Hugo Ekitike, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The injury sustained by Anthony Martial has prompted speculation that the Red Devils could recruit a striker before the transfer window closed.

However, writing in his Daily Briefing column, Romano said that it is “clear” that Erik ten Hag’s side won’t sign anyone ahead of Thursday night’s deadline.

Both Ekitike and Bayern Munich’s Eric Choupo-Moting “are not priorities” with United set to head into the second half of the season with just one fit striker in Rasmus Hojlund.

Ekitike is a talented young player

Before moving to PSG, the forward had impressed during his time at Stade de Reims. In the 2021/22 season, he scored 11 goals in 26 appearances, which led to him making the switch to the Ligue One champions.

However, Ekitike has found things more difficult in the French capital. Despite being tipped as the next Kylian Mbappe, he has made just one solitary appearance so far this campaign; an 8-minute cameo in the first league game against Lorient.

United could end up facing Ekitike instead

Romano claims that the Frenchman is “still on the market” and “could leave” before tonight’s deadline. He could be sent out on loan initially, with a number of Premier League clubs having been linked with the player.

Newcastle, West Ham and Everton have all been mentioned as possible suitors so there is a chance that Ekitike could line up for a team playing against United between now and the end of the season.

The Red Devils will be taking a risk by not seeking a suitable replacement for Martial. If Hojlund does get injured, they will leave themselves very short of options.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.