Hugo Ekitike believes Kylian Mbappe is happy at the Parc des Princes and is excited at the prospect of playing alongside his PSG team-mate.
Kylian Mbappe is happy at Paris Saint-Germain, team-mate Hugo Ekitike claimed despite fresh reports the France star wants to leave the club.
Mbappe, who scored a penalty in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Benfica, is said to feel betrayed by the club’s hierarchy and is seeking a move in January.
Despite intense speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid in the previous transfer window, Mbappe opted to stay with the French champions instead.
But Mbappe is reportedly seeking a move away again, citing his unhappiness that the club broke several promises he made when he signed his new three-year deal in May.
But after the stalemate with Benfica, striker Ekitike said: “I speak to Kylian [Mbapp] often, I know he is happy to be at the club.”
Ekitike, who turned down a move to Newcastle United to move from Reims to PSG, came off the bench to make his Champions League debut against Benfica.
He added: “The UEFA Champions League is something magical. I watched it on TV last year, so to take part in it and have the first minutes is something beautiful.”
And looking forward, Ekitike is excited about the potential partnership with Mbappe and the chance to develop.
“I think it wouldn’t be bad at all [to play with Mbappe],” he said.
“I came here as a project over the course of a few years where I have to progress. I think I’m at the perfect club for that.” PSG are joint top of Group H after four games with Benfica also on eight points. They face Maccabi Haifa next week to ensure they qualify for the knockout stages.