Chima Moneke and Monaco: “If the basket goes well, I was looking to stay here for years”
In an interview with ESPN, Nigerian international Chima Moneke (1.96m, 27) explains why he chose AS Monaco when he was cut from the Sacramento Kings on January 6.
“There was a lot of interest from several other Euroleague teams and Partizan were one of the most resorbed teams, but I don’t think they ever made an official offer, so I couldn’t even go there anyway. Maybe they would have done it in the following days, but Monaco were so quick with their first offer that no other team really had a chance, because Monaco really, really wanted me, and they wanted me. ‘showed “.
The Nigerian is paid a good salary for the rest of the season and it’s no secret that not paying income tax in the Principality is a considerable bonus… Just like the living environment.
” I just want to be happy. I want to be in the same place for a while. I feel like every day when I wake up in a place like this I’ll be happy, and if the basket goes well I will be, I’ve been looking to stay here for years. It made sense. Financially, it was also a big reason. »