Terence Kongolo agrees AS Monaco switch

Terence Kongolo is set to sign for AS Monaco. Feyenoord have reached agreement with the French champions on the 22-year-old’s transfer. Kongolo will sign a five-year deal with the Côte d'Azur outfit. The defender had two years to run on his Feyenoord contract, which was set to expire in mid-2019.

Kongolo has been a one-club man since arriving at the Feyenoord Academy as an F pupil. He made his first-team debut as an 18-year-old in Feyenoord’s home match against Excelsior on 14 April 2012.

He became a first-team regular in 2013-2014, in the process earning a call-up to the Dutch squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Kongolo has made three appearances for Oranje, and a total of 137 official appearances for Feyenoord (Eredivisie, play-offs, Champions League qualifiers, Europa League and KNVB Cup). He has scored three goals.

Kongolo played an important part last season’s march to the Eredivisie title after helping Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side win the KNVB Cup a year earlier.

Technical director Martin van Geel: ‘Terence is an example of what we have in mind for our most promising youngsters. He advanced through our youth development programme and has since grown into an important player in the first team and an international. After five full seasons at Feyenoord, with this transfer to AS Monaco he is taking the next step in his career. We wish him every success at a top club in a big foreign league.’

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