Torino captain Glik heads for Monaco

A week after stating he'd chosen Monaco and after medical testing, the central defender is now property of the Ligue 1 club

Torino captain Glik heads for Monaco
Glik holds the Monaco jersey | Photo: asmonaco.com

Torino captain Kamil Glik has secured a move to AS Monaco on a four-year-deal the French club have confirmed. The fee is believed to be in the region of €11.5 million euros although no figure has been disclosed to the public as of yet. 

Glik confirmed a week ago that he'd chosen Monaco as his next destination on the basis that "it’s time to think about the future" and that he "needed a change, and Monaco will play in the preliminary stages of the Champions League."

He also said there had been an offer on the table from Turkish champions, Besiktas but the Pole rejected the club as he felt he didn't "suit the club" and consequently called the deal off himself.

The 28-year-old, who had only signed a new deal lasting until 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico in December was one of the star performers at Torino during his spell with the club and was influential in their promotion to Serie A back in the 2011-12 season.

Glik, who had been at Euro 2016 with Poland admitted to being "very proud and pleased to sign for AS Monaco." A club he labelled "great" and one "who will allow me to take my career to the next level." 

He added, “I'll be doing everything I can to help the team and the club to meet their targets. It's a very exciting new challenge, and I can't wait to start writing this new page."

Torino eye Ljajic and Falque

Ljajic' spell with Inter was largely unsuccessful | Photo: GettyImages
Ljajic' spell with Inter was largely unsuccessful | Photo: GettyImages

For well over a week wingers Adem Ljajic and Iago Falque have been linked with moves to Torino with the former coming in on a permanent basis and the latter on loan with an option to buy the following summer.

In recent days, it has been revealed that Ljajic's salary is causing the deal to halt but the granata remain hopeful that they can push a deal through for the Serbian who spent last year on loan at Inter Milan. Furthermore, it is suggested that Ljajic may end up at AC Milan as Milan's hierarchy aim to please new boss Vincenzo Montella.