Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Tuesday, May 30th, that German side Eintracht Frankfurt will acquire PSG Academy graduate Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe ahead of next summer after a mandatory option to buy the youngster was activated by the Bundesliga organization.
The French midfielder, who will turn 23 years old next November, joined the Parisian organization at the ripe age of 12 years old when he became a member of the famed PSG pre-Academy. Dina Ebimbe later moved up to the club’s Academy before signing his first professional contract with PSG in the summer of 2019.
Dina Ebimbe spent time loaned out of PSG at Ligue 2 side Le Havre before stepping up his game and joining top-tier and Ligue 1 team Dijon the next season following his spell at Le Havre.
Believe it or not, PSG used Dina Ebimbe much more than you would have thought just a year ago. The youngster played 316 minutes spread over 10 games (four of them in the starting XI) at PSG in the 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign. That earned him his first title as a professional football player, but of course, and as is always the case in Paris, the board didn't think he was good enough to keep around and decided to send him packing to Germany last summer.
Before loaning Dina Ebimbe to Eintracht Frankfurt, PSG extended his contract until 2024 (this happened on Aug, 21st), only to then move on from him as well as many other veterans loaned all across Europe.
Now, you know the very predictable ending: the Bundesliga side was smarter than PSG, added an option to buy the player into the loan deal, and acquired him on a permanent deal last Tuesday just to steal another promising talent from the Parisian ranks.
In his first full season at Eintratch Frankfurt, Dina Ebimbe played 19 games starting 10 of them and logging 1,063 minutes of playing time. He scored three goals, and assisted one.
Dina Ebimbe has already been called up by France’s U20s and U21s sides on several occasions, but he still has to make his senior-level debut. He has not yet been called up for the senior side, either, so he's still ways away from reaching the point of actually playing.
That said, you can rest assured he will get there--if only to make PSG (figuratively) pay for their mistake.