Atleti sign Lecomte

The French goalkeeper will reach an agreement with Monaco to wear rojiblanco during this season. This afternoon he has already trained.


Atlético de Madrid have made the signing of Benjamin Lecomte official as the new goalkeeper for the 21/22 season on loan. The 30-year-old French goalkeeper arrives from AS Monaco as a replacement for Ivo Grbic, who is on loan to Lille this season.

In the afternoon of today he has already been seen at the Majadahonda Sports City, where he has done goalkeeping exercises with Oblak and Vercellone, the goalkeeper coach of Atlético de Madrid. The Slovenian has been very aware of the new goalkeeper, very communicative and with good harmony. Lecomte does not have time for adaptations and will be on the bench against Elche this Sunday.

Formed in the lower categories of Niort and international in the U-18, U-19 and U-20 categories in France, he made the leap to professional football with FC Lorient, where he remained between the 2010/11 season and the 2016 season. / 17, playing a total of 140 official matches in which he completed 34 clean sheets.

The first of these took place on October 26, 2010, the date on which Lorient visited Monaco, whose goal they would later defend, in the Coupe de la Ligue. Lecomte, in the 2013/14 season, played on loan for Dijon FCO, where he participated in 31 matches in Ligue 2 that served to show his credentials and earn a spot in the starting line-up on his return to Stade du Moustoir .

His great performances opened the doors for him to the historic Montpellier HSC, whose jersey he defended for two seasons in which he played 79 official matches and carved a niche for himself in the list of nominees for best goalkeeper of the year in France during both seasons before embarking on the Monegasque project in the season 2019/20.

At Stade Louis II, Lacompte has spent the last two seasons, defending the AS Monaco goal on 60 occasions and keeping it at zero on 20 of them, being a key element in the classification of the Principality club to the previous phase of the League of Champions.

An experienced goalkeeper arrives at Atlético de Madrid who stands out for his safety under the sticks, his reflexes and his good positioning, which makes him a very difficult goalkeeper to beat. Thanks to its large wingspan, given its 187 centimeters in height, it is very reliable in the air game as well as in one-on-one against rival attackers.

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