AS Monaco will finally start the season with 14 professional players. The 15th under contract, Yoan Makoundou, was loaned on Thursday to Buducnost Podgorica, Montenegro, for the season. Under contract until 2026, the international interior (2.07 m, 23 years old) joined the Roca Team in the summer of 2022. But blocked by strong competition for his position (Brown III, Hall, Blossomgame, etc.). .), the ex-Choletais had only played eight matches in the Euroleague, when the Rocher club could field all of its foreign players. No longer used in the Championship (35 matches), he participated in the first title in Monegasque history.
Makoundou should discover the Eurocup with Podgorica, placed in group B with Bourg-en-Bresse. He will notably replace the former Nanterre and Asvel player, Alpha Kaba, who left for China with the Jiangsu Dragons. “We are bound by a long-term contract and we expect a lot from Yoan. So we wanted to let him play a year in a team where he can have an important role, gain experience as a foreign player,” commented Monaco general manager Oleksiy Yefimov.