Ismail Jakobs on life in France: “The Monaco chapter is not over for me.”

Speaking in an interview with Kicker, Ismail Jakobs has spoken about his move to Monaco from FC Köln and how well he has settled in France over the past year and a half. 

Over the past season, Jakobs has struggled to find regular playing time. “Yes, it’s not easy and I’m not happy about it,” Jakobs continued: “Sometimes things move fast in football. If Caio drops out or changes, I know that the club has my back, and that’s what I was told. I just have to wait for my chance. Monaco is a club that develops talent who then take it to the next step. I also play sometimes, it’s rotated.” 

The defender is convinced of his chance in France. When asked about a potential return to Germany where he came through the youth system Jakobs wouldn’t rule it out: “You can never rule that out, it would be an option. It was always a dream to play in the Premier League. It can always go very quickly – in both directions.” 

It’s been a whirlwind 18 months for the 23-year-old. Since declaring for Senegal, the defender has represented his country on one occasion during a match against Bolivia in the United States. Should he get his chance to be a regular at Monaco, the youngster could make quite the name for himself. 

GGFN | Jamie Allen 

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