Barca lose starlet to Monaco

Barcelona have lost starlet Jordi Mboula to Monaco after the French champions paid his €3m release clause.

According to Sport, Mboula has signed a five-year contract with Monaco and will alternate between their first team and reserve side.

The newspaper explains the 18-year-old rejected several contract offers from Barca due to his concern about the club’s plans for their young players, described as “an increasingly-widespread sentiment”.

Mboula, who plays as a right-sided attacker and has Spanish-Congolese nationality, scored eight goals in nine UEFA Youth League appearances for the Juvenil A side last season.