Monaco agree terms with Isimat-Mirin

The 21-year-old Valenciennes defender says he could not refuse the offer of the free-spending Ligue 1 club but the transfer has not yet been officially announced
Monaco have agreed terms with promising French defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin ahead of a move from Valenciennes this summer.

The centre-back was being chased by three clubs, according to his club's president, with the deal suspected to be sealed for around €5 million.

Isimat-Mirin, though not yet officially a Monaco player, says refusing the prospect of playing for the newly promoted, cash-rich Ligue 1 club was impossible.

"I want to grow with [Monaco]," he told Telefoot. "I could not refuse such a project so I just decided to go."

The 21-year-old, who has featured for France Under-21s, will join the likes of Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho as one of Claudio Ranieri's summer signings.