Kassoum Ouattara in Monaco ahead of potential ‘joker’ transfer

Foot Mercato are reporting that Amiens SC defender Kassoum Ouattara (19) has arrived in Monaco ahead of a move to the Principality club. 

Ouattara’s move to AS Monaco is on the verge of completion. Having lost Caio Henrique to an ACL injury, which could rule him out until the end of the campaign, Monaco are short of options at left-back. Ismail Jakobs has since filled in and will likely be expected to do so for much of the remainder of the campaign, however, he will be absent for several weeks when he represents Senegal in the AFCON. 

Monaco are permitted to make one ‘joker’ transfer, having lost Henrique to injury. The rule stipulates that in the event of a considerable injury, French clubs can buy one player, on the condition that they are bought from another French club. Les Monégasques now look set to sign France U20 left-back Ouattara. He is already in the Principality ahead of the move. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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