Brielle Embolo in Monaco, the rookie too much? / France / AS Monaco / SOFOOT.com

While Aurélien Tchouaméni’s departure has yet to be compensated, AS Monaco offered his second summer enlistment. Coming from Borussia Moenchengladbach, Brill Embolo has already landed on the rock to reinforce the already packed attacking sector where he will try to find a place for himself.

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The attack sector in the AS Monaco looks like two drops of water, precisely, to these damned receipts: too long and too laden. Wissam Ben Yedder, Kevin Volland, Myron Boadu, Gilson Martins, Crippen Diata, Takumi Minamino, Sofiane Diop or Alexandre Golovin and now Brill Empolo, fresh from Borussia Monchengladbach. A list that is impossible to read without taking a breath, and from which Philippe Clement will now have to choose four (or even five) names to make up his eleven.

Embolo (must) count

“His profile brings an extra edge among our attacking options, and adds more depth to the team in order to tackle the busy schedule ahead of us.” Paul Mitchell, Asemists’ athletic director, cheered up at a conference while signing his new recruit. However, when evaluating last season and approaching the current summer transfer period, the Englishman announced Three to five recruits. In mid-June. Among these, the former Red Bull galaxy has targeted an attacking element, a defensive midfielder (possibly to replace Aurélien Tchouaméni), a defender and possibly a goalkeeper. However, since then, the Reds and Whites have scored only two reinforcements: Minamino and Impolo. Two personal files turned towards the attack, who had come to join an already more than full workforce.

With the difference that the Swiss have a profile that ASM does not. “He is an exceptional player with exceptional qualities in terms of speed and strength, but he also knows how to play for others” Didier Thulot got excited in 2016 when he was coaching FC Sion and the young striker was playing at FC Basel, in comments reported by Eurosport. He may not have since reached the heights that were promised to him then, but it remains a nice boost nonetheless. Only his effectiveness against cages distorts the image presented by the former Schalke 04 player: in fact, he played 25 young pawns in 106 matches he played with Fohlin Do not be encouraged by optimism in a sector where there is the commander of the gunner Ben Yedder (but also the clumsy Martins). His versatility – he can go forward as well as on the wings – also offers new perspectives to Philippe Clement. Above all, the Belgian will be able to quickly incorporate his new recruit into his rotation while a crazy schedule (maybe nine games in August) awaits his men once they resume.

An abundance of goods can harm

The fact remains that thanks to talent stacking up front in attack so far uncompensated for the departure of key Chwamini, The Rock will undoubtedly have to hold back. Among the crowd of suitors, two names stand out: Gilson Martins and Sofiane Diop. The former, who arrived in the winter of 2019 for 30 million euros, is really struggling to win. Often a starter by default – with Diatta, he’s the only one with that winger profile capable of cruising so fast – the former Atlético de Madrid lacked regularity. “At home, sometimes there is still a lot of fluctuation during the same match or from one match to the next” In March, Philip Kleiman commented in front of the press. The Portuguese are known for being a good dodger, they are often messy and regularly get tangled up in their brushes when closing.

But for French international hopefuls, the deal is different. He has been called up by several clubs – Nice and Leicester would be interested – the former Rennes may be tempted to look elsewhere for playing time that the Belgian coach no longer gave him at the end of last season. A frustrating situation for the young player he mentioned in the team : “I had to take it upon myself, it was a formative period. I wanted to bring the competition on a daily basis, to show that I wasn’t in the vault. Staying focused, giving everything I had in training, there was nothing else to do.” Fantastic during the 2020-2021 season, Diop still represents great promise for the future and to see him leave would be bad news for Monaco who eventually have a few creative elements up front (three with Golovin, Minamino and Diop). However, despite the busy schedule, the rock club will have to clean up its attack. That is, in order to maintain a cohesive workforce while not exposing themselves to the moods of the elements who spend as much time on the bench as their taste. A condition not to be underestimated for the approach of the new season in the best possible conditions.

By Florian Porta

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