Football: Gelson Martins leaves AS Monaco for Olympiacos

Portuguese midfielder Gelson Martins is to move to Greek side Olympiacos FC after four years with AS Monaco. The 28-year-old joined the Principality team in 2019 for a reported €30 million fee, but this transfer is rumoured to have been agreed for a much reduced €3 million. 

On 2nd January, AS Monaco confirmed in a press release that Martins would be leaving the side for Olympiacos.

The player came to Monaco back in 2019 from Atlético Madrid in a transfer that reportedly cost the Principality’s football club in the region of €30 million.

During his time in Monaco, Martins wore the Rouge et Blanc kit 129 times and scored 16 goals as well as helping 14 more on their way to the back of the net, but had been noticeably absent from games in recent months.

“By signing up with Oympiakos, currently third in the Elláda Superleague and the most successful club in Greek football history, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder is now preparing to discover a fourth league after Portugal, Spain and France,” said the Monegasque team via an official statement. “AS Monaco wishes him every success for the rest of his career.”


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