Continue Big-Tied Team, Monaco Sold More Stars
US vice-president Monaco Vadim Vasilyev insists it will not sell Thomas Lemar and Fabinho in the transfer market this summer.
The two players above have been linked with Premier League clubs, after Arsenal reportedly queuing Lemar’s signature, while Manchester United reportedly chasing Fabinho’s signature.
This summer Monaco has sold Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva to Manchester City, as well as Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea. Ligue 1 champion last season was also getting fresh money is believed to exceed 140 million Euros.
For Vasilyev, who previously confirmed immediately extend Kylian Mbappe’s contract, the funds are big enough so they do not intend to sell players anymore.
“We have kept all the key players we want to keep,” he told a press conference.
“Fabinho is a compulsory midfielder who is being approached by all the big clubs, I will also discuss speculation about Lemar: he will survive, We have discussed this.
“Both of these players have exceptional talent and are very important to our team.
Meanwhile, Monaco’s purchases have focused on the defense area with the addition of several potential players such as Meite from Zulte Waregem, central defender Terence Kongolo, and goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
Later, Vasilyev also commented on another potential young player who Monaco recruited this summer, Youri Tielemans. According to Vasilyev the player has a special talent.
“Like every year, we try to rely on a mix of young, experienced and talented players. We think they fit into this strategy, have a great room for self-development, “Vasilyyev said.
“It will be difficult to defend the title. We know who will be favorites, but we are ambitious, “he said. (Source: Four Four Two)