After the public practice and autograph session, fans had the opportunity to ask questions of CF Montreal President and CEO Gabriel Gervais and coach- chef, Wilfried Nancy.
We quickly got to the heart of the matter by talking about a potential transfer of Djordje Mihailovic to Europe.
“For the moment he is not going anywhere, he will stay with us , took the time to insist Gabriel Gervais. But as we've always said, if a player has ambitions to go to Europe, we're open to discussion. ”
“And for transfers, I have to be transparent, we don't is not in the market for a player like Luis Suarez “, warned Gervais about the possibility of seeing a big name arrive this summer.
On Monday, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that English second division club Norwich City were among several clubs interested in midfielder Ismaël Koné.
Romano, who is very credible , mentioned that representatives of Norwich were in Washington last Saturday to see him.
“We are aware that our players have the talent and the potential to go to Europe”, admitted Gervais .
“It does not surprise me that there is interest. Is this a rumour? We don't worry about that. For the moment, he is playing with us. »
Train and win
The rest of the questions were in keeping since we have discussed the team's desire to be a training club, therefore to train young players in order to possibly sell them for a profit.
Some supporters are worried that the team will give up winning championships in this way.
” We are a formative team, but you see the results on the pitch this year,” began Gervais, who then insisted on the team's desire to win.
“ When we talk about a training club, it is also a philosophy on how the first club plays until the academy. You can be a trainer and a champion, both are possible. We have big ambitions. ”
A place for women
The cutest question of the evening came from two young girls who wanted to know if CF Montreal intended to have a women's team one day.
They hit the nail on the head and were warmly applauded.
« C It's my wish, I would love to have a professional team. We are going to do it step by step,” said Gabriel Gervais.
“We would first like there to be a female component at our academy. I can't promise anything today, but there are plans for there to be a women's team. ”