Orlando Pirates young striker and South Africa’s under 20 international Lyle Foster is believed to have signed a deal with French giants AS Monaco.
Political Analysis South Africa had previously reported on 30 July 2018, that Foster jetted off to France to conduct a two-week trial with the aim to impress and secure the dream move.
A trusted local media source has now confirmed that the French outfit has signed the player after being impressed with his performances in training.
According to sources, Foster was recently in France for another trial with the side and has impressed the team with his work-rate in training.
“Lyle Foster has signed with AS Monaco. It’s a five-year deal,” the source said.
“The agreement is that he will leave in January for the club. For now, he has been given time to come back to South Africa to finish the year before he leaves in January.”
Foster played for Pirates’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team this past weekend as they lost 2-1 to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates academy graduate scored one goal from a total of 11 senior team appearances in all competitions last season. He represented South Africa at under 17 level (scoring one goal in four caps) and South Africa’s under 20s (four goals in five appearances).
Foster is expected to join several other South African players in the French league, namely Bongani Zungu (Amiens SC), Lebogang Mothiba (Stratsborg), Keagan Dolly (Montpellier) and Lebogang Phiri (Guingamp).