- Orlando Pirates youngster Lyle Foster has reportedly signed a five year deal with AS Monaco
- The 18-year-old will join Monaco at the start of the 2019 season in January
- Monaco have conducted extensive trials with the rising star
One of South Africa’s brightest and fastest growing footballing stars Lyle Foster looks set to join European side AS Monaco on a five-year deal which will run from January 2019. Foster has been with the side for an extensive series of trials in recent months.
Sources close to Foster said he has impressed the AS Monaco technical and management teams with his talent, commitment and has shown continued improvement in their trial programs. Foster has returned to his current Orlando Pirates club for the remainder of 2018.
He took part in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge team this past weekend. Unfortunately, his presence was not enough to ensure a win for Orlando Pirates as the side went down 2-1 against Bloemfontein Celtic
Briefly.co.za gathered that sources close to the French Ligue 1 giants have confirmed that Foster signed a long-term deal after he made a massive impact on the club’s technical team during his last trial.
Sport24.com reported that Foster was rewarded with a five-year deal but allowed to return to South Africa for the remainder of the year.
This arrangement is due in part to Foster only having turned 18 on 3 September which meant up until then he could not sign international deals in accordance with a FIFA regulation.
Monaco felt it would be more beneficial for Foster to start with a clean slate at the beginning of the year than disrupting the player and squad by enforcing the deal straight away.
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