Who is Benoit Badiashile?
Badiashile, 19, is a product of AS Monaco’s youth system.
Despite his tender years, the youngster spent the previous two seasons slowly pushing his way into Monaco’s senior set-up, courtesy of some impressive displays.
Over the course of 2018/19 and 2019/20 combined, Badiashile notched 36 Ligue 1 appearances.
And in 2020/21, Badiashile has become a key cog in Monaco’s backline, garnering 25 appearances in Ligue 1, in which he has scored two and assisted one.
The defender’s standout displays have also seen him establish himself as a regular starter for France’s youth teams, including at under-19 level, where he has already garnered 15 appearances.
Man United made move for Badiashile
Such fine form appears to have garnered interest from at least one major club.
It was claimed back in the summer window that Manchester United were interested in the young stopper:
⚪️🔴 AS #Monaco have rejected a €25m offer from Manchester #United for defender Benoît #Badiashile – Niko Kovac has told his board that he wants to keep the Frenchman & that they should reject all bids for him
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 26, 2020
Now, such claims appear to have been proven true, with Badiashile himself confirming an approach from the Red Devils in a recent interview:
“It was the right choice, first off is that I have not enjoyed good seasons since I have been at Monaco.
“We played to stay up and so now I am really experiencing being at the top of the table and I think that continuing with the club that trained me was the right decision and this is being proved by the season that we are having.”
When asked if he regrets rejecting United, the Frenchman stated:
“No, not at all.”
Quotes via Goal.
Who is Benoit Badiashile?Badiashile, 19, is a product of AS Monaco’s youth system.Despite his tender years, the youngster spent the previous two seasons slowly pushing his way into Monaco’s senior set-up, courtesy of some impressive displays.Over the course of 2018/19 and 2019/20 combined, Badiashile notched 36 Ligue 1 appearances.And in 2020/21, Badiashile has become aFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed