Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CSKA Moskva loan Maazou to Monaco

Looking to shore up their anaemic attacking output, AS Monaco manager Guy Lacombe has brought in, on-loan from CSKA Moskva through June 2010, Nigerian international striker Ouwo Moussa Maazou with an option to purchase for €5 million.

Les Rouge et Blanc have suffered through a problematic first half of the campaign, where their consistent defending has been derailed with the lack of attacking output. Mired at the eleventh spot in the Ligue 1 table, with only a single win in the last eight encounters, attacking venom is priority one in the winter transfer season. In bringing in the twenty-one year-old striker, they have done well to solve one aspect of the problem as they immediately inject a player into the line-up with superb pace and a good eye for the goal.

For CSKA, the early transfer season has seen then solidify club president Evgeniy Giner's mandate to build a potent side, capable of winning the domestic crown as well as challenging on the European stage. Amongst a number of lesser moves, the Army-Men have added premier talents Keisuke Honda from VVV-Venlo and Côte d'Ivoire striker Seydou Doumbia. CSKA return to play in the Champions League round of sixteen as they welcome La Liga side Sevilla to Luzhniki Stadium on 24 February.

Prepared by J. Davies
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