Monaco signed a big deal at the start of the winter transfer window. The Principality club has secured the services of Thilo Kehrer, the former Parisian full-back. The defender arrives from West Ham, who loan him with an option to buy. Friday, the new arrival on the Rock was presented to the press.
In comments reported by L'Equipe, he first explained his choice to join the current third in Ligue 1: “I had several options, I spoke with several clubs and I made the decision to come in Monaco because in my eyes, it was the best choice, in my situation where I need playing time.” before getting enthusiastic about the sporting project: “Monaco is a competitive team, which has potential. Both parties can benefit from each other: the team from my experience and my qualities on the pitch, and me from the dynamism of the team, the club, the staff, the management. Everyone has a lot of ambition, like me. So, it matched.”
The new Monegasque then displayed his ambitions: “Our objective is clear that it is Europe and qualification for the Champions League. But we would be stupid to say that there is something impossible in this Championship if you look at the Monaco squad and the Ligue 1 ranking.” This weekend, Monaco faces Lens in the clash of the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France.