New player joins AS Monaco
AS Monaco is pleased to announce the signing of 21 year old Krépin Diatta from Club Bruges on a five year contract.
The Principality club and the current Belgian champion have reached an agreement for the transfer of the young Senegalese international winger, who has signed with AS Monaco through June 2025. Able to play on the entire right flank and also as a left winger, Krépin Diatta (1.75m) joins Ligue 1 after having played one season in the Norwegian elite, with Sarpsborg 08 (2017), then three years in the Jupiler Pro League.
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“We are delighted that Krépin, who was sought by many European clubs, is joining AS Monaco. He is a talented young player who has shown a lot of quality in the Belgian league and is determined to continue his progress in Monaco in Ligue 1. This demonstrates the attractiveness of AS Monaco and testifies to the efforts undertaken by the club to increase the team’s potential over the long term,” said Oleg Petrov, Vice-President and CEO.
At just 21 years of age, the Dakar native has already played more than a hundred professional matches, scoring 28 goals and making 19 assists. A finalist in the Norwegian Cup, Krépin Diatta has since won two league titles and a Belgian Super Cup, and played 18 European matches, including 15 in the Champions League.
“I am very happy to join AS Monaco and to have the opportunity to progress with such a recognised and ambitious French club whose history is well known to everyone. I can’t wait to discover these new surroundings and to work hard with my new team-mates to give back to the club the trust it has placed in me”, said Krépin Diatta.
Already capped 16 times for the Senegalese national team, the new Monegasque player played in all of his country’s matches at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which saw the Lions of Teranga reach the final of the competition, at the end of which Krépin Diatta was elected best young player of the tournament.
“With his dynamism, finishing skills, and also his versatility and international experience despite his young age, Krépin has many assets that will allow him to integrate into the modern style of play being developed by Niko. Krépin’s arrival is part of the club’s desire to raise the quality of the squad even further this season and to continue building for the long term,” highlighted Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director of the club.