a former defender of AS Monaco in reinforcement?
With the departure of John Boye, recorded in the last hours of the transfer window, FC Metz found itself orphaned by an experienced central defender. Especially since in this sector of play, the Messins will be deprived of some of their vital forces (Dylan Bronn and Kiki Kouyaté in particular) at the beginning of the year 2022 because of the African Cup of Nations. A competition that will take place between January 9 and February 6, a period during which the Garnets will challenge Strasbourg, Reims, Nice and Troyes.
« At this post, it is true that we have concerns », recalled this Friday, Frédéric Antonetti. « And then I see the CAN coming … »
Suddenly, the leaders of Metz did not give up the idea of strengthening. Reason for which, the former defender of Monaco (2019-2020) was invited to carry out a test in Lorraine this week. The Brazilian (29 years old), who was on the shelves in Montpellier last July, had left the Principality in November 2020. He was then not part of Niko Kovac’s plans. Jemerson had engaged with the Corinthians in his home country.
In what state of form?
Now free from any contract, the former Brazilian international (2 selections) is looking for a new challenge. Who could therefore be that of FC Metz. If, from the top of his 153 matches played with Monaco, he has the experience of Ligue 1 sought by the garnet staff, it remains to be seen in what state of form the player is after long periods without competition. And if so, how long it would take to be operational.
According to our information, no decision has yet been taken on the side of FC Metz. Case to follow.