The beautiful story between Mondy Prunier and FC Rouen only lasted a year. Barely. The swift Haitian has indeed responded to the sirens of the National and chosen a week ago now to join the ambitious project of FC Versailles, a young promoted. The Norman team thus loses neither more nor less than its top scorer (9 goals in 20 appearances last season) and perhaps its element with the greatest potential. “On Mondy Prunier, we made a real bet with Maximilien De Wailly. This bet, some summed it up a bit daring but we knew what we were doing, we had well informed“, explains Rouen president Charles Maarek who can already draw up a positive assessment of the striker’s short adventure in the skin of a Red Devil.”I’m not going to say that Mondy’s departure has no consequences for the club, but I do think that no player is essential.“.
“on a targeted player from National 2 who scored more than 10 goals last season“
Charles MAAREK, President of the FCR
By working to offer Rouen its beautiful 4e final place in May, Mondy Prunier rather highlighted for his first European adventure to the point of seeing his value skyrocket. If the bet was therefore won on the field side, it is now also for the club’s finances. Although we are talking about a player of 4e level, the Haitian who had signed until June 2023 on the banks of the Seine, has indeed left against compensation. While this is estimated at 150,000 euros by our colleagues from Paris-Normandy, Charles Maarek gives himself the right not to confirm, specifying however that he has negotiated.some bonuses“depending on the player’s performance and above all an incentive on a potential sale.”I cannot mention the sums but they are interesting, we have arranged with Versailles and I would like to ask for them because it is a first to operate a transfer for a National 2 player“.
What about a replacement player? At the start of the summer, the “Red Devils” had taken the lead by hiring the services of ex-Granvillais Christopher Ibayi, who had just arrived from Versailles, where he scored 16 goals in 30 games. Had the FCR then recruited Prunier’s replacement even before his departure? It turns out not, since a new attacker should finally land in the Seinomarine city in the next few hours. “Things are probably supposed to settle, what I can tell you is that we targeted a National 2 player who scored more than 10 goals last season“, slips the president. Alongside in particular Christopher Ibayi and Abdeljalil Sahloune (8 goals last season), this newcomer will come to form an attacking trio weighing more than 35 goals last season. What to quickly forget Mondy Prunier? The whole club hopes so.
An anticipated and above all compensated offensive loss
Although he did not rub shoulders with Mondy Prunier until the return phase, coach Maxime D’Ornano had been able to rely for 6 months on a player naturally cut out to be a footballer. “He’s a very raw player who still has a lot of work to do, even now, but he’s a natural force, he has natural qualities of power.“, says the coach.His possible flaws may simply be things he hasn’t been taught yet.“. This player”passionate about football“in general, in any case, has all the cards in hand to improve further. Did the FCR have a great future for a season? Maxime D’Ornano wants to believe it.”If he still progresses, for me, it can be a crack“.
“Mondy was an important element, he scored goals but it was based on a collective”
Although FC Rouen is in the process of enlisting a new offensive element to compensate for this departure, an element validated Tuesday evening by the coach himself, will he be lost in offensive strike force the next season ? “It’s a loss yes, completely, but it’s not easy to fight against a player’s sporting interests“, includes Maxime D’Ornano. “Everyone finds their account in their departure, we will have had time to turn around“. Since the beginning of the preparation, the Breton conductor knew full well that the chances of seeing the Haitian stay at the club were chopped and the summer games have already recovered to put in place a post-Prunier system.
In the minds of the supporters, the fear will now prevail that the tremendous momentum taken in the spring will be somewhat cracked by the loss of Mondy Prunier. But does his departure Coupled with the arrivals of Christopher Ibayi and the future striker finally change the coach’s plans? “Mondy was an important element, he scored goals but it was based on a collective”, replies the latter. “There are some goals he scored on his own but there are also some he was served on. It doesn’t matter, we’ll get through it“. Will FC Rouen be better or worse without its Haitian?”That I can’t say today“, answers Maxime D’Ornano. What is certain is that the North American will leave a lasting memory and that many at the club will follow his progress and in particular his Versailles adventure with interest.
Last rehearsal in sight against the CMS Oissel, finally a success?
For the time being, the summer preparation carried out by FC Rouen is satisfactory in the same content if Maxime d’Ornano does not hide that he would prefer to have obtained victories rather than the 4 current losses. “In terms of results, we are not happy since we lost our matches but we have to put things in context. Often before games there were sessions in the morning, a lot of athletic load. There were also trials, rotations“. After seeing the good and the less good, the coach hopes to see his team finish their preparation on a good note this Saturday, August 13 against CMS Oissel (National 3) while the reception of AS Beauvais is looming in opening of the National 2, a week later.”This will be our last game, we will reduce the squad a bit. We are going to get closer to a group that can start against Beauvais“. While it was to be held at Cléon, this last preparation match could also finally be relocated.
> Preparation game. FC Rouen (National 2) / CMS Oissel (National 3), Saturday August 13 at 17 o’clock.
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