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AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Gelson Martins from Atletico Madrid. The attacking midfielder is loaned until the end of the season.
Born on May 11, 1995 in Cape Verde, the winger trained at Sporting Clube de Portugal and played 140 matches in four seasons, including 26 in the European competitions. After winning a Portuguese Supercup (2015) and a League Cup (2018), he has played at Atlético Madrid since the beginning of the season.
A regular member of the youth squads of Portugal, the explosive winger has 21 appearances with the national team in which he played the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Tielemans is being targeted for a move to Leicester City in a transfer that could involve £22m and midfielder Adrien Silva going to Monaco in what will effectively be a loan swap.
Silva has been frozen out by Claude Puel and is keen to pursue a new challenge after making only two Premier League appearances this season.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.
Monaco welcome PSG in the third round of the French Ligue 1 on Saturday. The sides are separated by two points, Monaco on four and PSG on six. And although PSG has dominated France’s Ligue 1 for several years, history favours Monaco, who have won 18 of 43 meetings (D14 L11) including the most recent meeting in the last season where they beat the eventual league winners 2-0.
Although PSG are the more dominant side in recent times, the clash between these two has always been tense and capable of going any way – seven of the last ten have ended in draws. PSG have picked well in the change of reign from Laurent Blanc to Unai Emery, with four goals and two clean sheets in the first two matches, according to footballscores24.com.
Edinson Cavani did not have much of an impact against Metz, but is likely to be included against Monaco for power and experience. The real threat in front of goal should be Lucas. Monaco were clearly outplayed by Villarreal in a champions league playoff this week, but won 1-0 anyway, and 3-1 aggregate. They may suffer the same against PSG, but this being Emery’s first game in charge of PSG against Monaco, a Monaco win is likely, according to a number of sports commentators.