The 'class of 95' is setting up shop in the Principality. Two years after arriving at the club, Anthony Martial is set to renew acquaintance with a player he knows well from his time with the French national youth sides, from U17 up to U21 level.
Thomas Lemar, a 19 year-old attacking midfielder from SM Caen, has signed a five-year contract with AS Monaco tying him to the club until 2020.
"The way AS Monaco are set up, the way they play... I've been really impressed with all that. And with what the coach and the backroom staff have had to say. I hope to learn a lot from the great players in the squad. My main aim is to settle into the squad and earn some time on the pitch."
A few weeks ago, Thomas Lemar won the most recent edition of the Toulon Tournament with the French U20 side.
Vadim Vasilyev, Vice-President & CEO: "Thomas represents the future of French football at his level. He's part of the same generation as Anthony Martial, he's involved with the French U21s and so he's a perfect match for our project. Thomas has already shown some impressive qualities with Caen and I'm delighted he has chosen Monaco, rather than moving abroad. This signing is in line with our philosophy of blending talented youngsters with more experienced players. We are continuing to work on brining in other experienced players to improve the team. This transfer window is only just beginning."