Monaco reach €20m agreement for Lyon wonderkid Geubbels
Monaco reach €20m agreement for Lyon wonderkid Geubbels – The 16-year-old forward is regarded as one of France’s most talented young prospects, and moves to the principality in a lucrative switch
Monaco have reached an agreement to sign Lyon wonderkid Willem Geubbels for a fee worth €20 million (£18m/$24m), gogoworld understands.
Geubbels, 16, made four appearances for Lyon in the 2017-18 season, and became the youngest player in Europa League history when he came off the bench against Atalanta.
His talents have not gone unnoticed, and Monaco have swooped for one of France’s highest-rated young talents in a lucrative deal.
RB Leipzig had also been in the hunt for Geubbels, but the German side’s bid was doubled by Monaco.
Geubbels was also convinced by the project set forward by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and star forward Radamel Falcao, who personally recommended the Stade Louis II club to the forward.
He also becomes the most expensive under-age player in French football history thanks to a deal that aside from the €20m fee, also includes bonuses payable to Lyon and a percentage of any future transfer.