heracles almelo confirm jamiro monteiro's departure

11:00    03 Aug 2018

Cape Verde international Jamiro Monteiro has left Dutch Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo for Portuguese Ligue 2 club FC Metz.

The 24-year-old midfielder scored four times in 34 league matches for Heracles last season and the club has since decided to sell him.

Heracles confirmed the player's departure on their official website:

"Heracles Almelo and FC Metz have reached agreement on the transition of Jamiro Monteiro. The midfielder leaves immediately to the club in the French second division." (translated from Dutch) a club statement read,

Monteiro admitted that he will miss Heracles having spent a season with the club after joining them from Dutch lower division side Cambuur last year.

"I had a wonderful year at Heracles Almelo. The club has given me the chance to show me in the Eredivisie. I want to thank everyone for that," Monteiro said.

"I will miss the club, my teammates and the supporters and wish them well for next season. Of course I will continue to follow Heracles Almelo from France."

Heracles' technical manager Mark-Jan Fledderus stated that Monteiro developed into a good player during his spell with the club.

"Monteiro has developed very well last season. Such that there was interest for him. We finally reached an agreement with FC Metz about a transfer," he said.

"A compliment for Jamiro himself, but also for us as a club, that someone can develop with us so quickly and enforces a transfer. We wish him every success in this next step in his career."

Heracles will open their 2018/19 Eredivisie campaign against Ajax Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Arena on the 11th of August 2018.


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