AS Monaco had a very painful 38th day in Ligue 1. Relegated to third place in the standings at the last moment, the Asemist club missed its direct qualification for the Champions League. Like last year, the ASM will therefore have to go through the play-off box next August to hope to compete in the most prestigious of club competitions.
A detail that will therefore force Philippe Clément’s men to start the 2022/2023 financial year earlier. Ditto for the Monegasque direction concerning the transfer window. In the sense of departures, the Tchouaméni and Diop files are in the news. But yesterday, sporting director Paul Mitchell took the time to discuss the arrivals department with the media. And this summer, Monaco hopes to enlist up to 5 reinforcements.
ASM wants between 3 and 5 reinforcements
“Bringing in slightly more experienced players is part of our thinking. But we have always been honest about our desire to develop young players. (…) We are considering between three and five recruits. In addition to the departures of players who will have to be replaced. We hope to add an attacking element: a midfielder or a scorer depending on the opportunities we have, a more defensive midfielder and a defender. We will probably also need a goalkeeper but the context means that we will have to wait a bit ”he named in remarks relayed by Nice morning.
Ambitious on the market, the ASM will have the means to achieve its objectives. On the other hand, Mitchell clearly implied that the idea of going to recruit a star will probably remain in the realm of the imagination. “Regarding players returning from loan, they are expected to resume and will have a chance like all the others. Of course, this will depend on the market. Ways ? On a very ambitious owner who wants to take the club even higher but our job is to be responsible. We have seen too many times clubs be affected in the long term by bad management. The possibility of attracting a big name? The goal is to strengthen the team by allowing rotation. » It is said.