Monaco defender Axel Disasi has offered hope to Manchester United, by admitting that he wants Champions League football.
The highly-rated 25-year-old, who can operate at centre-half or right-back, was part of France World Cup squad and is aware that he will need to be competing at the highest level in order to remain in contention for international call-ups.
Disasi has told GOAL of his bid to become a regular for Les Bleus: “Already thanks to Monaco, I was able to reach the selection. So on this point, I am grateful to the club. For the rest, there will be a reflection that will be done.
“To be called up here, you have to play in Europe regularly and be among the best. That is also our ambition with AS Monaco, so we will have to qualify for Europe and then we will see what will happen.”
He added on the continental competition that he craves: “We are talking about the Champions League of course. The Europa League, I know that competition. But it’s true that when I talk about it with Dayot (Upamecano) or Ibrahima (Konate), I want to taste it and I want to give myself the means to be there.
“As I said, they are used to playing the Champions League with their club and it is one of the best competitions in the world. It is the cream that participates in it and inevitably it is a showcase for the selection. Yes, that is one thought I will have.
“I feel that I’m passing milestones, I’ve just turned 25, I want to know the very, very highest level. The objectives of AS Monaco agree for the moment with mine, namely to qualify directly for the Champions League. We’ll see what happens for the end of the season and depending on the club’s results my thoughts will arise.”