Monaco have announced the signing of Benjamin Lecomte from fellow Ligue 1 side Montpellier. Lecomte has signed a five-year deal after Monaco paid a reported €13 million to buy the goalkeeper.
Born in Niort, France, the experienced goalkeeper boasts nearly 250 games in the French top division after seven seasons at FC Lorient, including a loan of six months in Dijon and two seasons under the colours of Montpellier Hérault Sport Club.
A member of the Montpellier squad for two seasons, he was twice nominated for the UNFP trophy for best Ligue 1 goalkeeper in 2018 and 2019.
“I am proud to come to Monaco, a big club in the French league,” Lecomte said in an official release by the club. “It’s a new challenge in my career. I arrive with a lot of motivation and the desire to bring as much as possible to the group.”
Lecomte is the first signing ahead of 2019-20 for Monaco, who lost playmaker Youri Tielemans to Leicester City.
“We are very happy to welcome Benjamin Lecomte to AS Monaco,” said Oleg Petrov, Vice-Président Directeur Général. “By the quality and the consistency of his performances, Benjamin has established himself as a major element of Montpellier’s success during the last two seasons. His arrival reinforces this position of our squad.”
AS Monaco is giving fans the chance to win a shirt signed by Lecomte. To enter, visit the website here.