Kylian Mbappé Receives Honest Praise from Frankfurt’s Hugo Ekitike

Hugo Ekitike is continuing his football career with Eintracht Frankfurt, as the Frenchman left on loan this past January transfer window. Despite the struggles this 2023-24 season, the 21-year-old praises Kylian Mbappé for being his mentor.

Ekitike recently stated what he learned from being Mbappé’s teammate for the past two years. While he didn’t explode at Paris Saint-Germain as some might have hoped, he learned a lot that he now takes to Frankfurt.

“Thanks to my contact with Kylian Mbappé, I became a better person and a better footballer because I was able to learn a lot of things,” Ekitike said (h/t Paris Fans). “He gave me lots of advice to help me improve and recommended I take the next step now. 

PSG sealed a loan agreement with Eintracht Frankfurt just before the January transfer window closed. Transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that it will be a loan deal with an obligation to buy for €30 million plus sell-on.

However, another report from Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg reports that Ekitike’s loan deal is only an option to buy in the summer for Frankfurt; it’s not a mandatory buy option, as Romano informs.

Still, if Ekitike performs well, Frankfurt will likely make his stay permanent. 

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