Axel Allag, Media365, posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM.
On Wednesday, the three AS Monaco recruits — Takumi Minamino, Breel Embolo and Thomas Didillon — were introduced to the press. An opportunity to confirm some ambitions before the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
As usual, AS Monaco presented its summer recruits in a group. If the princely club are very likely to remain active during the transfer window – in particular to replace Aurélien Tchouaméni who is currently at Real Madrid – sporting director Paul Mitchell has not wanted to talk too much about the path to Boubkari Somare, the current Leicester midfielder. “He’s a good player, but we have discussions going forward with two or three different clubs“Explained in the comments provided by L’Equipe. Monaco made an initial offer of €12.5 million for the English club. The offer was rejected but the file has not yet been closed, according to Sport Daily.
With regard to the new players arriving in the principality this summer, the first booster, Takumi Minamino, highlighted his desire to advance in the First Division, especially with the vision of the upcoming World Cup that Japan will play. “Obviously the 2022 World Cup is a personal goal. But before that, I really want to get my bearings and performance with AS Monaco. It is important that I first show my qualities here, and then it will be time to think about the choice and this wonderful competition that is the World Cup.He explained that he had already tried at the club at the age of sixteen.
At the age of 25, Brielle Embolo consolidated the team and the Swiss international (54 caps) felt that choosing his coach Philippe Clement’s tactical scheme would determine his playing style. “Before, I played in many different positions. But the most important thing is to know what style of play we want to develop, and then I will do my best to give everything I can for the team.”He said, noting his “vitality” and strength.
Finally, after two years at Cercle Bruges, Thomas Didilon, who will replace Radoslav Magic in second place behind Alexander Nobel, did not mention any individual goals, aware of his turn. “The coach and the team have goals to achieve, and it will be up to me to perform when they ask me to”, explained the person who was relegated to a season on loan after making all the preparations with the group. Monaco will face Porto on Saturday evening at the Dragao Stadium in their sixth pre-season friendly.