Chelsea Defender Completes Summer Move to French Ligue 1

Chelsea Defender Completes Summer Move to French Ligue 1

  • Chelsea ace Malang Sarr has admitted that he is happy with his temporary summer move to AS Monaco
  • The French center-back is set to spend the rest of the 2022/23 campaign with the Ligue 1 giants on loan
  • Sarr resolved to make a return to the French top-flight after he failed to break into Chelsea's first team

Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has sealed a stunning move to AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.

Malang was initially projected to join Chelsea's west London rivals Fulham but snubbed the move.

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Malang Sarr of Chelsea reacts during the Florida Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Camping World Stadium. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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According to Metro UK, the 23-year-old was only keen on a return to the French Ligue 1, having previously turned out for Nice before he joined the Blues in 2020.

Sarr's move to Monaco came after he failed to break into Chelsea's first team, with the Frenchman rarely utilised during his time at the club.

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The ex-Nice center-back managed just 21 appearances under Thomas Tuchel last term, with the arrivals of Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly further complicating his position at Stamford Bridge.

Malang Sarr excited after Stamford Bridge exit

Sarr has expressed his excitement after sealing his Stamford Bridge exit, albeit temporarily.

Speaking after his Monaco switch, the centre-back thanked the French club for showing confidence in him.

"I am very happy to join AS Monaco and to be back in Ligue 1, a league in which I started and which I know well," Sarr told Monaco’s website.
"I would like to thank the club for its confidence [in me]. I am now looking forward to blending in with my new surroundings," he added.

Granit Xhaka on why he stayed at Arsenal

Elsewhere, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka recently opened up in a brutally honest interview on his decision to stay with the club in 2019 when it looked like his fallout with fans was the last straw.

The Swiss international had a row with fans in 2019 when he was substituted by his former manager Unai Emery.

According to Xhaka, the arrival of Mikel Arteta changed everything.

Source: Sports Brief News