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Chevanton to fill Monaco gap

Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 17.50CET
UEFA Champions League runners-up AS Monaco FC are set to sign Uruguayan forward Ernesto Javier Chevanton.
 

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Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 17.50CET

Chevanton to fill Monaco gap

UEFA Champions League runners-up AS Monaco FC are set to sign Uruguayan forward Ernesto Javier Chevanton.

UEFA Champions League runners-up AS Monaco FC are set to sign Uruguayan forward Ernesto Javier Chevanton from US Lecce for an undisclosed fee.

'Question of details'
"Chevanton's move is just a question of details," said a Monaco spokesman. The 23-year-old has passed a medical and should put pen to paper on a contract tomorrow. Chevanton scored 46 goals in three seasons with Lecce, including 19 in Serie A last season. He joined Lecce in 2001 from Uruguayan side Danubio FC where he had scored 50 goals in 53 games.

No doubts
Monaco hope that Chevanton will fill the gap left by the departures of Dado Pršo, Ludovic Giuly and Fernando Morientes this summer. "Finally I can play in the European Cup," he said. "That's why I chose Monaco and refused other offers. When my agent told me that Monaco wanted me, I did not have any doubts.

'Just goodbye'
"I leave Italian football, but [...] maybe I will come back as an important player in a big team, fighting for the Scudetto," he added. Monaco will enter the 2004/05 Champions League in the third qualifying round.

Last updated: 17/07/04 18.12CET

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