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Monaco have secured another one of Europe’s best young footballers

The Ligue 1 side have reportedly agreed to sign right-back Jordy Gaspar from arch-rivals Lyon

Monaco are wasting little time building on their title winning season.

Having already secured the signing of Anderlecht’s highly rated Youri Tielemans, Monaco have now agreed a deal with Lyon for right-back Jordy Gaspar, according to Mohamed Bouhafsi.

Run, Jordy, run

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Run, Jordy, run

Gaspar, who’s been repeatedly linked with Liverpool, played twice in Ligue 1 for Lyon this season.

The 20-year-old, who’s been capped for France at Under-19 and Under-20 level, also played against Sevilla in the Champions League.

According to the reports he’ll sign a three-year deal as long as he passes the dreaded medical examination.

Evidently not afraid to put his head were it hurts

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Evidently not afraid to put his head were it hurts

It remains to be seen whether Gaspar has been signed to compete with or replace Monaco’s current right-back Djibril Sidibe.

But Monaco have massively profited off signing youngsters from Lyon in the past.

Claudio Ranieri oversaw the arrival of Anthony Martial, whom he rates as a better signing than N’Golo Kante, for around £5million in 2013.

What happens when you try and sign £58m worth of talent

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What happens when you try and sign £58m worth of talent

Two years later and Martial was being sold to Man United in a deal that could rise to £58mil. Dilly Ding Dilly Dong.

If Gaspar does sign for Monaco it will open the possibility of Sidibe leaving, given they’ve also got Almamy Toure.

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