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Fabrizio Romano claims title-winning club is working to loan out Wolves target



Fabrizio Romano claims title-winning club is working to loan out Wolves target

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with Hugo Ekitike in recent weeks.


Earlier this month, Wolves were named by L’Equipe as suitors for the Paris Saint-Germain forward.


Now, Fabrizio Romano has shared an update that bodes well for the Molineux outfit if they want to push for Ekitike.


Romano took to X on Tuesday afternoon to claim that PSG are “actively working to loan out” Ekitike in the last 48 hours of the January transfer window.


The transfer insider added that contacts are “taking place today to find the best solution” for the French forward.


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Wolves are reportedly in search of a new striker and have been linked with a number of forwards over the past few weeks.


However, Gary O’Neil recently admitted, as per the Shropshire Star, that Wolves are having to be cautious in the market due to FFP restrictions.


Wolves target Hugo Ekitike has earned Thierry Henry comparisons

With Ekitike available on loan, it should make things easier for the Molineux outfit if they want to bolster their ranks on a budget, depending on how much they can spare on his wages.


His salary, according to Florian Plettenberg, is around €6-7million gross a year.


The top end of that works out at around £6million a year, which is just under £116,000 a week.


This would make him the highest-paid Wolves player, according to Salarysport, who list Pablo Sarabia – at £110,000-a-week – as the current highest-paid footballer at Molineux.


If the 21-year-old were to join Wolves, they’d be getting themselves ‘one of Europe’s most highly-rated young players‘.


Jacek Kulig of Football Talent Scout previously deemed the pacey attacker a “complete forward” with 9-out-of-10 potential and likened him to Thierry Henry.


Ekitike certainly needs to leave PSG to revive his career. It was a good shout making the £30million move to France’s biggest club, but it hasn’t worked out.