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Kevin Trapp praises Frankfurt newcomer Rafael Santos Borre

By Henrik Petersen

Rafael Santos Borre has joined Eintracht Frankfurt from River Plate, and Kevin Trapp is impressed with what he has seen from his new teammate so far.

Kevin Trapp.
Kevin Trapp.Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has spoken highly of the club's new signing Rafael Santos Borre ahead of the new season.

The 25-year-old has joined Frankfurt on a free transfer from Argentinian side River Plate, and 'Die Adler' will be hoping that the 25-year-old forward can help fill the void that André Silva left when he moved to RB Leipzig.

Trapp has been impressed with what he has seen from Borre so far, but is aware that his new teammate might need a bit of time to fully adjust to his new surroundings.

"He has been playing very well so there's a reason why we signed him. He is a great guy and he has integrated himself into the team very quickly. It's difficult to say much after just two sessions because he had a couple of days off and everybody needs a bit of time to get settled in," said Trapp in an interview with Bundesliga.com and continued:

"You can see that he has quality, and even Andre [Silva] didn't score 30 goals in his first season and only hit his stride in the second season. Luka Jovic also needed a bit of time to get going, so you need to give players time and not be too impatient. The atmosphere in the team helps players to settle in quickly and hopefully allows them to find their form as quickly as possible.

"He's technically a very good player and a tricky player who often wins one-on-ones. He offers us a lot of pace, which will certainly help in attack with the way we want to play as a team. We want to play with tempo going forward, so it is important to have bolstered our attack with a bit of extra speed."

Trapp, Borre and Frankfurt kick off their 2021/22 campaign in the DFB-okal against Mannheim today.

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