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Press releases 12 April 2022, 16:00

Alain Zadi signs his first professional contract, El-Maach and Torres extend their contracts

Alain Zadi signs his first professional contract, El-Maach and Torres extend their contracts
AS Monaco are pleased to announce the signing of Alain Zadi, an 18-year-old goalkeeper and U16 international with the French national team (1 cap), to his first professional contract.

Recently called up to the French U17 team, the native of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (Val de Marne) arrived at the Academy in the summer of 2019 from SC Malesherbois. His efforts have earned him a place in the National 2 squad, with whom he has played 18 league games this season.

Fouad El-Maach and Louis Torres extend

After signing their first professional contracts with AS Monaco in May 2021, Fouad El-Maach and Louis Torres will continue their adventure in Rouge et Blanc. The two defenders have each signed a two-year extension with their parent club, with whom they are now linked until 2024.

Fouad El-Maach (21), captain of the N2 team since last season, arrived at the Academy in 2016. The central defender was called up in 2021 by the Moroccan U20 team. This season, he has played 13 matches (1 goal) for the team led by Stéphane Nado.

The Academy is well-represented in the first team

Louis Torres (20) joined the Academy in 2017. Already a member of the reserves last season, he has played 19 matches (1 goal, 2 assists) with the team over the current season. He distinguished himself recently by scoring a superb free-kick against Lyon-La Duchère (2-2).

With the signing of his first professional contract, Alain receives a mark of confidence from the Club, as do Fouad and Louis, who have shown their qualities with the reserves.
Pascal de MaesschalckPascal de Maesschalck, Director of Youth Development

These signings show the club’s desire to encourage the development of players from the Academy. This season, alongside Benoit Badiashile, Eliot Matazo and Chrislain Matsima, two other players trained at the club, Maghnes Akliouche and Félix Lemaréchal, have made their Ligue 1 debuts while Yllan Okou and Soungoutou Magassa played in the Coupe de France.

Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director
“The Academy, and the development of the players who are part of it, are clear objectives within our sporting project. We want to give these young players the opportunity to grow here and to progress to the top level. I congratulate Fouad, Louis and Alain for the work they have done so far and encourage them to redouble their efforts to continue on this path.”

Pascal de Maesschalck, Director of Youth Development
“With the signing of his first professional contract, Alain receives a mark of confidence from the Club, as do Fouad and Louis, who have shown their qualities with the reserves. It is up to them to continue to work hard in order to reach the next level, and we will encourage them in this progression.”

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