Aleksandr Golovin arrived at AS Monaco in the summer transfer window with a lot of expectation attached to him.
The Russia international had impressed at the World Cup, and the 2+2=5 calculation of transfers saw him strongly linked with a move to Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.
Claims of interest were out of control at one point, with the Italian media getting excited over Juventus links and everyone getting carried away with World Cup fever.
So, he arrives at Monaco and everyone awaits him to either shine or be a huge flop… but then there’s a serious ankle sprain and he hasn’t been able to appear for the club yet.
L’Equipe believe the time is now coming, and as part of their article use quotes from Claude Puel.
Monaco may well have beaten Leicester to the deal, but the interest from others seems over talked once again.
Puel is quoted as saying: “He’s a top player, with him you’ll see what you’re going to see.”