It has been a busy and successful stint for AS Monaco central defender Axel Disasi, who was been omnipresent in the Principality side since signing from Reims in 2020. Having made 129 appearances with the club in that period, Disasi has had all the time to prove his defensive qualities, which have seen him take on the role of captain on a number of occasions.
The successful stint even saw Disasi earn a call up to the star-studded French National Team, coming oh so close to becoming a world champion in a final that will not soon be forgotten. All of this high profile performance has garnered the attention of multiple major clubs, with the Premier League’s Manchester United among the most interested in his signature.
It’s no secret that the ‘Red Devils’ manager Erik ten Hag is looking to bolster his defence this summer, as Man U’s long standing defender Harry Maguire is being increasingly linked with a move away from Old Trafford, which is in need of more options in defence. Admittedly Serie A winner Kim Min-jae was thought to be the manager’s first choice, but he now looks set to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, bringing Disasi back into the foreground this summer transfer window.
Disasi has already stated his desire to seek glory outside of France back in March of this year, having developed a taste for international and Champions League football while away on national duty with his top-flight compatriots, goal.com revealed with an exclusive quote; “Already thanks to Monaco, I was able to reach the selection. So on this point, I am grateful to the club. For the rest, there will be a reflection that will be done. To be called up here, you have to play in Europe regularly and be among the best. That is also our ambition with AS Monaco, so we will have to qualify for Europe and then we will see what will happen.”
The club failed to qualify for European football next season, having ended their 2022/23 season in a less than satisfactory sixth place. Therefore, a move to England may well be on the cards for Disasi, but only if the red devils are prepared to meet Monaco’s demand of at least 40 million euros in exchange for the 25 year-old’s signature, who finds himself under contract with the club until 2025.
If the deal does go through, the Monegasques would be bidding farewell to their second star defender in one year, having already seen off Benoit Badiashile to Chelsea for a sum of 35 million pounds in the January transfer window earlier this year.