Even before the last season was over, Leonardo Jardim knew that 2017-18’s Monaco would be very different to the team that impressed everyone in France and abroad.
I hope to keep the right players. It is not just me, all the coaches in the world would like to keep the best players. But with the Monaco project, maybe it’s not possible to always keep the best. We’re going to look at what’s going to happen
the Portuguese coach told reporters ahead of Monaco preseason’s start.
Three players left. Other players could leave us. Everyone knows our project. It did not change even if we have won the title. The project is the same. The goal is still win. Nothing changed
the coach of the Principality club said. As for Kylian Mbappe, probably Monaco’s ‘hottest’ asset at the moment, the Portuguese expressed his hope that the young Frenchman will spend at least another season with them.
I have not spoken to him, because he knows how we work, that we want to keep him. I think the club and he will make the best decision
Jardim said. Real Madrid and Arsenal are two of the big clubs that are reported to be interested in signing the 18-year-old striker who burst to international fame with his accomplishments last season.