Vainqueur eventually joins Monaco, despite failing medical treatment

Vainqueur eventually joins Monaco, despite failing medical treatment

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) – Two days after a doctor's failure due to a calf problem, midfielder William Vainqueur joined the wrestling of Monaco on loan from the Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Although it was only a minor injury, it was enough for Monaco to come out of the game on Thursday because the club wanted him to be available immediately.

But Monaco says it has changed its mind because of the strong "motivation" of the player to play for the club.

Monaco is 19th in the French league on its way to the Sunday match in Marseille. Because the club will probably have to deal with relegation battles until the rest of the season, Vadim Vasilyev vice president says he needs strong characters like Vainqueur.

"After this setback, William showed a determination and a willingness to be involved, so we looked at the situation again," Vasilyev said on Saturday. "At this difficult time, we need good players, but also real men to bounce back. The values ​​that he showed convincing us to take him."

To convince the club to sign it, Vainqueur – what & # 39; Winner & # 39; means in French – allegedly offered not to be paid until he plays.

FILE - On this file photo of Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the midfielder of Marseille, William Vainqueur, challenges the ball with Jimmy Briand, Guingamp, during the League One football match between Marseille and Guingamp, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, in the south . France. Two days after a medical failure due to a calf problem, Monaco said in a statement on Saturday, January 12, 2019 that midfielder William Vainqueur joined the wrestling of Monaco on loan from the Turkish club Antalyaspor. (AP Photo / Claude Paris, file)

FILE – On this file photo of Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the midfielder of Marseille, William Vainqueur, challenges the ball with Jimmy Briand, Guingamp, during the League One football match between Marseille and Guingamp, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, in the south . France. Two days after a medical failure due to a calf problem, Monaco said in a statement on Saturday, January 12, 2019 that midfielder William Vainqueur joined the wrestling of Monaco on loan from the Turkish club Antalyaspor. (AP Photo / Claude Paris, file)

"My first feeling was disappointing when I discovered that I was not ready," Vainqueur told the club's website. "But I really wanted to wear the colors of the club, so I spontaneously offered to make all the efforts that were needed."

The 30-year-old Frenchman brings valuable experience with him, after he was previously impressed by the proverbs with Nantes and Marseille.

It is an extra incentive for coach Thierry Henry, who now signs January 4, while trying to save the club from relegation.

Cesc Fabregas, a winner of the World Cup and twice European champion with Spain, joined Chelsea on Friday for a long-term agreement.

Henry has also signed two defenders so far during the transfer window: the 22-year-old Fode Ballo-Toure from Lille and the 36-year-old Brazilian Naldo from the German club Schalke.

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