Amadou Onana has sent Neal Maupay a five-word message.
The midfielder has praised Maupay via his Instagram, days after the Frenchman’s loan move back to Brentford was confirmed.
Maupay will be desperate to get his career back on track after joining the Bees for the rest of the season.
The striker joined Everton from Brighton last summer in a £15 million deal, however he has failed to impress during a stint that has seen him score only one goal in 32 appearances in all competitions.
Maupay didn’t exactly set to world alight at Brighton either, but his best form came during his previous two year spell at Brentford, where he scored 37 goals in the Championship.
The 27-year-old has now rejoined the London club and Onana has shown his support to the forward after he posted a video of him training during the international break.
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The midfielder wrote: ‘Naahhh t’es sharp mon freroooot’, which translates to ‘Naahhh you’re sharp my brother’ – with a heart eye emoji.
Maupay joins Brentford as a replacement for Ivan Toney, who is currently out of action due to a eight-month ban due to betting offences. The England international won’t return to competitive football until January, leaving Maupay with a lot of pressure on his shoulders.
The striker’s departure paves the way for Portuguese duo Beto and Youssef Chermiti to impress, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin still sidelined with an injury.
Will we see Neal Maupay at Everton again?
Everton’s decision to loan out Neal Maupay was a very strange one, because it really makes no difference to them whether he succeeds at Brentford or not.
Even if he manages to find his feet again, the Frenchman’s contract is up at the end of the season and it remains extremely unlikely that the Toffees will choose to extend it.
Maupay looks set to leave the club on a free transfer next summer and I can only assume nobody wanted to pay a penny for him now to make that decision understandable.