Championship rivals Birmingham City, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest are all in the race for Paris Saint-Germain winger Junior Dina Ebimbe, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.
The 20-year-old went out on loan to then-fellow Ligue 1 side Dijon, joining attacking midfielder Bersant Celina who is also being linked with a move to the EFL this summer.
However, after scoring just one goal and picking up a single assist for the French side last term, he was unable to save them from relegation but returns to PSG with more first-team experience under his belt.
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His former loan club activated a permanent option in this loan agreement according to the same outlet – but Mauricio Pochettino’s side vetoed this move and are now looking to extend his current contract ahead of a possible permanent move to another club – with his deal set to expire in 2023.
Despite their willingness to keep Ebimbe in the French capital, it’s unknown whether the 20-year-old is part of PSG’s plans for the next French top-tier campaign, potentially making him available for a transfer to the Championship.
Along with Birmingham, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest, Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim are also thought to be in the running for the winger and could spark a bidding war in the next month or so.
It’s a surprise to see Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City in the race for Ebimbe, especially when their main focus should now be on a centre forward – but it’s clear to see why Nottingham Forest are interested in bringing him in.
Forest were poor going forward last season but with Ebimbe and the prolific Brennan Johnson potentially on the other wing, they could solve their goalscoring problems in the next campaign with a huge injection of creativity. The French winger could be a good replacement for the outgoing Sammy Ameobi.
However, young winger Amari Miller departed for Leeds United earlier in the summer and they may want a permanent, youthful wide man to come in as his replacement.