The 20-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal with week after being advised against a move to Carlo Ancelotti's Liga giants.

New Monaco signing Geoffrey Kondogbia has revealed he was put off a transfer to Real Madrid this summer after being convinced it would be "too risky" to fight for first-team football in the Spanish capital.

The 20-year-old midfielder signed a five-year deal with the big-spending Ligue 1 outfit this week after being dissuaded from a switch to Carlo Ancelotti's side and he admits he is now eager to endear himself to the French public.