In the absence of Kylian Mbappé, heavy responsibilities weigh on the shoulders of the other PSG attackers and in particular on those of Hugo Ekitike who is his direct replacement. But Daniel Riolo, who points to the level of the former Stade de Reims player, announces that PSG will recruit a new scorer next summer.
Away from the field for several weeks after his injury contracted at Montpellier last week, Kylian Mbappe was sorely missed by PSG Wednesday night facing theOM in the Coupe de France (2-1 defeat). Hugo Ekitike is particularly expected at the turn to replace the striker of theFrench teambut the former Rémois, recruited during the last transfer window summer (loan with mandatory purchase option of €35m) is still struggling to convince the PSG.
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“Two years of putting guys out”
Daniel Riolo delivered his point of view in After Foot, on RMC Sport, and he denounces the expectations placed on the shoulders ofEkitike this season at PSG : “ We are talking about Ekitike, the Reims striker, you have to calm down! PSG is obliged to say “Ekitike had to be at the Vélodrome”. But what are we talking about here? We are saying to ourselves: “Ekirike was missing!” But I never thought I would say that one day. The problem is there! You find yourself with kids on the bench and the Reims striker. It’s been two years that we have to put guys out “, estimated Riolo.
“PSG will recruit a 9”
He therefore believes that he lacks sizes in the offensive sector, and makes a big announcement on this subject on the next transfer window summer: “ Ekitike, it’s not possible, he doesn’t have the level of PSG, you can turn the problem around. And I will even say that he handicapped his career by coming to PSG. He should have continued in an average club to continue to progress. Next year, PSG will recruit a new 9 so again he will be a substitute. So apart from his bank account, everything will take a hit “, cowardly Riolo. It remains to be seen who will be the famous scorer expected for next summer.