“Next big thing”

Before he even turned 17, Killian Ebape made his debut with the Monaco jersey. With the No. 33 in the back, he came in as a change in the match between Monegasque and Caen for Ligue 1. Specifically, he was 16 years and 347 days old, making him the youngest player to ever play in a match for the principality team. A little later, he became the youngest scorer in the history of the club. In both cases he broke the records held by the great Thierry Henry.

In the national manHis country was called up for the first time in March 2017. Last summer he was the big protagonist in the conquest of Euro U19 by the national team of France. The game that "marked" his presence in the tournament was the semifinal against Portugal. The "tricolors" prevailed with a score of 3-1, with Ebape doing whatever he wants in the defense of his opponents. … Counter in that match scored two goals and one assist, with him being "introduced" for the first time abroad and showing that something good… is coming.

In the 2016-1 season7 played for the first time in his career in the Champions League. In the group stage, he played only a few minutes, as a change, but in the first game in which he played as a key player in the tournament, he got his eyes out. Monaco lost 5-3 to Manchester City in the Etihad (in the rematch they won 3-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals), but in that match everyone was talking about the 18-year-old footballer, who turned the home defense upside down. . His maiden goal in the tournament looked like a poor record, according to his terrifying performance at the Etihad. Ebape continued to impress that season in the tournament, scoring five more goals on the way to the semifinals. The beginning, however, had been made in Manchester.

Last season with the Monaco jersey had turned Ebape from "next big thing" to a superstar of European football. All the "giants" of Europe laid a "carpet of millions" at his feet, but the winner in this duel was Paris Saint-Germain. On the last day of August, it was announced that the French ace had moved to Paris, in an agreement that broke the rules. The two clubs agreed on the amount of 180 million euros, with the footballer being loaned out in the first season, due to the Financial Fair Play (Paris had also acquired Neymar that summer). At 18 he was already the highest paid teenager of all time.

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