AS Monaco are delighted to announce the signing of Willem Geubbels. Willem Geubbels (vital statistics: 1.85m tall, 72 kg) is a pacey and skilful striker. The youngster, who turns 17 years old on 16th August, already has 12 goals to his name in 21 appearances at youth level for France (U16, U17 and U18).
Willem Geubbels began playing football in Villeurbanne (ASVEL) before joining Olympique Lyonnais' academy at the age of 9. One of the big talents of the generation born in 2001, he made his Ligue 1 debut last season at the tender age of 16 years, one month and seven days, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to play in the French top flight.
Vadim Vasilyev, Vice-President & CEO of AS Monaco: "Willem Geubbels' arrival is part and parcel of our aim to bring through the best European talents. Willem has already shown plenty of qualities and his great potential. With patience and a lot of hard work, we are convinced he will make it to the top."
Willem Geubbels – AS Monaco striker: "I'm very happy to be signing for AS Monaco. This is a historic club that plays in the Champions League and challenges for the Ligue 1 title every year. The club's project is ambitious and is built on developing young players. I can't wait to meet my new teammates and start learning from them. I'm ready and determined to help the team achieve great things."