Former Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins has completed a permanent move to AS Monaco, just one year after joining the club from Sporting CP.
The 24-year-old left the Portuguese club amid a player exodus last summer but failed to fit into Diego Simeone’s system, and was loaned out to Monaco in the second half of last season.
He impressed despite difficult circumstances, scoring four times and contributing four assists to help his new side avoid a disastrous relegation. Gelson has now committed for five seasons until June 2024.
“I am very happy to be able to join AS Monaco permanently and I am now very much looking forward to seeing the group again in preparation for the upcoming season,” said Gelson through a statement released by ASM. “Despite the difficult situation, we managed to show some good things last season and I will do everything to help the Club achieve its goals this season.”
Born on May 11, 1995 in Cape Verde, the winger trained at the Sporting Clube de Portugal where he played 140 matches in four seasons, including 26 in the European competitions at “Sportinguistas”. After winning a Portuguese Supercup (2015) and a League Cup (2018), he played at the start of last season at Atlético Madrid.
A regular member of the youth squads of Portugal, the explosive winger has 21 caps with the national team, with which he played in the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.
“We are very pleased to announce that Gelson remains at AS Monaco,” said Oleg Petrov, AS Monaco Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. “In a few months, Gelson showed a lot of qualities. His skill, vivacity and energy have helped the team and will undoubtedly be valuable assets for the group in the future. We are confident that Gelson will continue to grow and continue to demonstrate his full potential.”
To celebrate the transfer, ASM is giving away a signed Gelson tshirt. Click here to enter.