There is another Mbappé who is taking the covers of newspapers in France. While the future of Kylian between the closed court of real Madrid and the resistance of the PSGwith Leonardo still saying he is a possibility on the renewal of the contract expiring at the end of the season, Paris is enjoying his baby alter ego: as Ethan, younger brother of the attacker (born in 2006) and precious piece of Parisian youth. He is only 15 years old, which turned out last December 29, but he is already considered one of the most promising talents on the French football scene. The name Mbappé certainly draws extra attention, but there are other factors that made Ethan end up on everyone’s lips.
‘NEW CAMAVINGA’ – First of all, the fact that you play under age with the Under-17 teams, without suffering either physically or mentally the gap with teammates and opponents. I also deserve one physical structure already important (176 cm high) and a notable and important personality for his role: In fact, Ethan is not a forward like his brother, but the central midfielder and often likes setting tasks with his left-handed (another difference with Kylian, right foot), as well as kicking free-kicks and corners to put in the middle for his teammates. Technical profile completely different from the former Monaco forward therefore, experts compare it more in style to Eduardo Camavinga (born in 2002, spent last summer from Rennes to Real Madrid, already in the French national team), prototype of a modern midfielder and all-round player, even if, obviously, the presence in the goal area is severely limited. Not that the few networks are a problem: “Ethan is a guy with a lot of qualities – he explains Jean-Claude Lafargue, former director of the Clairefontaine football center (school where footballers such as Zidane, Henry or Kylian Mbappé himself were trained) -. He is a very elegant midfielder. He feels comfortable, he is very intelligent. He is certainly a player on the launch pad. ”
WILL FOLLOW THE BROTHER? – Emerging already appreciated by fans and professionals, Ethaninho (as his brother often calls him) he is enchanting Paris but he is already beginning to think about what his future may be. Because if that is true PSG can be strengthened by a contract until 2024, the influence that the brother can have should not be underestimated: it is not excluded in fact that, should Kylian yield to the court of real Madrid and sign for i blancosEthan can also follow him to Spain and continue his training in the youth of the merengueswhich could also bring the prospect of taking a first step forward with the Castilla (who plays in the Spanish third division). A scenario that Paris, however, is trying to avert and, the transalpine media assure, sources close to the club ensure that the player at the moment is more inclined not to leave France to continue on his path of growth with serenity. Reflections to be done with accuracy, meanwhile attention is also growing on Ethan, the other Mbappé who is enchanting Paris.