AS Monaco has announced the signing of the first professional contract of Nacim Dendani, an 18-year-old striker trained at the Principality side’s famed academy.

Having arrived at the academy in the summer of 2021 after successively wearing the colours of SC Toulon and FC Seynois, Dendani, member of the winning group of the Gambardella Cup in 2023, continues his journey in red and white.

“It is a great pride to be able to sign your first professional contract within my training club. My best memory here remains the Gambardella. When I was younger, I dreamed of winning it, I had this chance, I’m proud of it and it always stays in the back of my mind. I am keen to continue on this path and continue to take new steps with AS Monaco,” said Dendani of his step up to the top-flight of professional football.