AS Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour is ready to leave the club and is eyeing a move to Serie A, according to his agent.
The Tunisian centre-back is expected to leave the Ligue 1 side after their recent financial struggles, and although he hasn't fallen out with any officials at the club during the past few weeks, he does want to leave in order to face a new challenge.
Abdennour Expected To Move
Abdennour has been strongly linked with a move to England with Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool keeping tabs on his movements, but according to the defender's agent, his desired move is to Italy in order to play in Serie A.
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The 26-year-old has been at Monaco for just one year, since leaving Toulouse back in 2014, but he is already eager to move on and face a new challenge in his career.
During his one season with Monaco, Abdennour made 18 Ligue 1 appearances and was a solid performer for the club at the heart of their defence.
Italy Is The Dream
However, according to his agent, he is now ready to complete a move away from Monaco and is dreaming of a move to Italy.
According to some reports, Juventus and AC Milan are interested in signing the defender, but in a recent interview, his agent has revealed that interest has been shown by AS Roma and Inter Milan.
Kader Jilani, Abdennour's agent, confirmed that AC Milan wouldn't be able to sign him until next season due to the non-EU players rule, but he has confirmed that there is interest in his client from Italy.
Agent Reveals Plans
“There are no problems with [Monaco manager Leandro] Jardim or the club,” his rep Kader Jilani said.
“But the truth is that Abdennour wants to leave. He wants a new adventure, and there are opportunities in Spain, Italy and England."
“The priority would be Serie A, he would like that a lot.
"There’s been some contact, with Milan for example [who couldn’t sign him until 2016, due to rules on non-EU players], and Roma and Inter showed some interest too.
“Juventus? No, I can’t confirm that. What’s clear is that the lad’s intention is to leave.”