AS Monaco is pleased to announce the arrival of Breel Embolo. The 25-year-old Swiss international has signed up for the next four seasons with Club du Rocher.
After Takumi Minamino, who joined the Club on June 28, AS Monaco have their second reinforcement of the summer transfer window. Breel Embolo, Swiss international striker (56 caps, 9 goals), has signed a four-year contract with the Monegasque club.
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Scorer in the Champions League at 17
He will thus discover the fourth club of his career after playing at FC Basel (2014-2016), FC Schalke 04 (2016-2019) and Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he had been playing since 2019. Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Breel Embolo moved to Switzerland as a child.
From the age of 17, he started in the Super League (Swiss first division) with FC Basel and scored his first goal with the professionals. Before discovering, a few months later, the Champions League and becoming one of the youngest scorers in the most prestigious European competition, after his achievement against Ludogorets (4-0).
Two seasons after his debut, thanks to remarkable performances (31 goals and 17 assists in 91 games) and with three consecutive Swiss championships, he took a step forward by joining the Bundesliga and the FC Schalke 04 club.
Vice-champion of Germany in 2018
From his second season in the Ruhr, Breel Embolo greatly contributed to the successful exercise of his team, which finished vice-champion of Germany in May 2018.
Back in the Champions League during the 2018-2019 season (1 goal in 5 games), he also performs in the Bundesliga (5 goals and 4 assists in 20 games). Enough to attract the eye of Borussia Mönchengladbach, with which he is involved in the summer of 2019.
The Swiss quickly established himself as a starter and strengthened his statistics (13 goals and 8 assists in his first season), while allowing his club to finish in a very good fourth place. Last season, Breel Embolo scored 14 goals and provided 6 assists in 36 appearances, approaching his career-best totals.
A member of the Swiss selection
International A since 2015, the striker is one of the pillars of the Nati, with which he already has 56 caps. Selected for the 2018 World Cup, he was again called up by Vladimir Petkovic for Euro 2020 last summer. He scored his team’s first goal in the tournament against Wales (1-1) and started in the five games played by the Swiss in the competition.
The Helvetians are one of the surprises of the tournament, and only give in in the quarter-finals during the penalty shootout against Spain, after having been the executioners of the French team in the previous round.
I am very happy to join AS Monaco and to be part of this magnificent project. I thank the leaders for giving me the opportunity to discover such a great club.
New AS Monaco striker
> Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director AS Monaco:
“We are very happy to welcome Breel to AS Monaco. His profile brings an additional advantage among our attacking options and adds more depth to the team in order to tackle the busy schedule ahead of us. At 25, Breel has won titles and knows the demands of the Champions League. In addition, his status as an international player and his participation in major events such as the World Cup and the European Championship give him experience that will certainly be valuable to us. He arrives at AS Monaco at the best time of his career. Welcome to him! »
> Breel Embolo:
“I am very happy to join AS Monaco and to be part of this magnificent project. I thank the leaders for giving me the opportunity to discover such a great club. I want to integrate myself as quickly as possible and bring my qualities to the workforce. I can’t wait to discover my new environment and Ligue 1, a championship whose level is constantly evolving. »