AS Monaco are pleased to announce the signing on loan of Florentino Luis, the Portuguese Under-21 international. Coming from the Benfica Academy, the defensive midfielder had played in all the youth teams of the Lisbon club, before making his debut in Liga Nos (Portuguese D1) in 2018/19 and playing 11 matches that season, including one won by his team. the title of champion.
Coveted by many European teams, the dynamic and athletic midfielder (1.84m) has chosen AS Monaco. Despite his young age, the Lisbon-born player already has solid experience at the national level, with nearly a hundred matches played professionally in Portugal, as well as internationally with appearances in Youth League, Europa League and in the Champions League.
Monaco statistics New signing Florentino Luís
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Florentino Luis was regularly called up to the various national youth teams while climbing the ranks within his training club, and even won Euro U-17 2016, played in Azerbaijan in 2016, and Euro U-19 2018 in Finland with the Portuguese national team.
“I am delighted to have joined AS Monaco and to have my first experience abroad. This new stage represents for me a great opportunity to discover a new football horizon in one of the five best major leagues, but also and above all to continue my progress in a club with great ambition and high standards ”, declared Florentino Luis quoted on the Club’s website.
In his turn, Oleg Petrov, vice-president and general manager of AS Monaco welcomed a new player: “Welcome to Florentino, a talented young defensive midfielder with high level experience acquired with Benfica, who is a benchmark in European football. His arrival allows us to bring an additional dimension to the workforce, with the aim of strengthening its complementarity and competitiveness. ”
“Luis corresponds in every way to the player profile we were looking for to bring more dynamic competition to the midfield. His physical qualities and his aggressiveness in the duels will be additional assets that we are happy to make available to Niko’s team ”, added Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director.