France have been blessed with some astonishing strikers in modern times such as Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry to name but three.
Crucially, they’ve been very modern strikers; perfect athletic specimens, blessed with pace to match their immense technical quality, and reinventing the role of goalscoring forward for elite sides.
Hugo Ekitike is nowhere near their level just yet. But comparisons to the great French forwards of the past two decades aren’t incredibly far-fetched.
Ekitike has scored an impressive eight goals in 17 Ligue 1 appearances for Reims so far this season, which makes him the top-scoring teenager in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
Read the full article on Ekitike’s ice-man finishing here.
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