Montpellier announced on Monday the departure of five players from its workforce who were at the end of their contract, including the side Junior Sambia and Mihailo Ristic, regular holders. The other three players to leave Hérault are Cameroonian full-back Ambroise Oyongo, Brazilian defender Matheus Thuler and American striker Nicholas Gioacchini.
The right side Sambia (25), who arrived from Niort (L2) in 2017, and the Serbian left side Ristic (26), recruited in January 2019, negotiated a contract extension for a while but did not find a job. financial agreement with the Hérault managers.
The Serbian international (7 caps) is in advanced contact with a Portuguese club. Over the past two seasons, he has taken the place of Cameroonian Oyongo (30), loaned in February 2021 to Krasnodar and today looking for a new club to play in the next World Cup in Qatar (November 21 – December 18).
Thuler (23) and the American international Gioacchini, loaned for one year respectively by Flamengo and Caen (L2), were not convinced and returned to their club. Montpellier, which finished in 13th place in Ligue 1, wants to recruit two full-backs, a central defensive player and a striker.