Transfer complete: Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel joins from AS Monaco
The 21-year old right-back has signed a deal until 2024
1. FSV Mainz 05 have signed Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel from AS Monaco. The 21-year-old French full-back has signed a five-year deal with Mainz until 2024. Pierre-Gabriel featured in four matches for AS Monaco last season, and made 17 appearances for AS Saint-Étienne the year prior. The right-footer has also featured in France’s U21 team.
“We have been following Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel since he first made his mark at Saint-Étienne. He is a compact defender who is robust and has the potential to develop himself on offence as well as defence. At the same time, Ronaël has a great character and is extremely willing to learn,” said Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder.
“Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel meets all the expectations you would have for a strong right-back: he is able to win challenges, is dynamic, and physical. He is always aggressive on the ball and is a fighter, who continually wants to improve himself,” said head coach Sandro Schwarz.
“I have heard many positive things about Mainz 05. It’s a club that has put a lot of trust in young players, especially French ones. As a result, I did not hesitate when this opportunity arose,” said Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel.