Rabat - After two years on loan to AS Nancy-Lorraine and SM Caen, Morocco’s Youssef Ait Bennasser will finally play with AS Monaco where he signed a contract in 2016.
Rabat – After two years on loan to AS Nancy-Lorraine and SM Caen, Morocco’s Youssef Ait Bennasser will finally play with AS Monaco where he signed a contract in 2016.
After playing 35 games in one season with SM Caen, the Atlas Lion is ready to prove himself to AS Monaco, with whom he has a 5-year contract. “I have gained a lot of maturity,” said the Moroccan-Frenchman to Eurosport.
“It’s weird, because I signed 3 years ago … I’ll take the time to adapt and find my place. I’m happy to have gone on loan, it brought me a lot. I am ready with all my determination to play with AS Monaco,” said the 22-year-old player in a video published by Eurosport.
Born in Toul in northeast France, Aït Bennasser has his origins in Taza, near Fez. He began his professional career with AS Nancy-Lorraine, his training club. He joined AS Monaco in 2016.
Facing strong competition, the midfielder was loaned to AS Nancy where he played one season, scoring 3 goals in 35 games. He was then loaned to SM Caen for the 2017-18 season.
As for his career with the Moroccan team, Ait Bennasser was chosen by Herve Renard to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifiers in 2017. He was also on the list of 23 players chosen for the 2018 World Cup. However, he did not play a single game.