2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2018 Interview: AS Monaco and Senegal star Keita Baldé

Prior to Senegal’s opening FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H 2-1 win against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM’s Dean Perretta spoke with AS Monaco and Senegal star Keita Baldé.

They would discuss Baldé becoming the official celebrity brand Ambassador for acclaimed international luxury clothing brand Animal Eye London, as well as touching on Animal Eye London’s growth and the brands finest offerings within the diverse and luxury collection.

In France’s competitive Ligue 1 in 2017-2018, the talented Baldé scored 8 goals in 33 appearances for French powerhouse AS Monaco. The Senegalese star joined the French giants last summer for €30m from Serie A side S.S Lazio.

Baldé is currently a key member of Aliou Cissé’s FIFA World Cup 2018 squad which competes in Group H alongside Colombia, Japan and Poland. Senegal face Colombia today in a must-win Group H encounter which can potentially seal their destiny into the final sixteen of the tournament.
However, from the cultured finesse of football to the equally aesthesitc elegance of luxury fashion, the well-cultured and fashion appreciating Baldé exhibits parallel style and grace off the field as much as the Senegalese star does on the field courtesy of Animal Eye London.

Perretta: First and foremost Keita, you’re the official Ambassador for trendsetting luxury clothing brand Animal Eye London. What do you admire most about Animal Eye London and its collection?

 Baldé: I am very proud to say, I’m this innovative new brand ambassador. A project created by one of my best friends who I support strongly. From my point of view, what I like the most besides the incredible quality and its fabrics, is the intention of creating a trend and style through unique pieces, and the idea of lifestyle they (Animal Eye London) give to the consumer.

Perretta: Animal Eye London’s diverse range has an array of high-end designs elegantly tailored with exception. Which particular Animal Eye London products in the new collection would you personally recommend and why?

Baldé: To be honest, I could recommend any of the garments they have, but actually, smart shirts are my weakness, and even more Animal Eye’s shirt collection, because they have such an amazing personality that nobody will miss you wearing one of them. Definitely, I would recommend Mephobia shirt.

Perretta: Animal Eye London has intriguing events such as the next Ambassador campaign which you headline Keita. What does it mean for you personally to headline such a campaign for Animal Eye London?

Baldé: As I said before, I’m so proud to represent and take part of this project. Fashion industry is growing faster than ever and rivalry gets higher every time. Even though, this new  brand has something very special to me, and it makes me want to approach the public and share new things like this with them. The truth is that I really enjoy these type of events.

Perretta: Animal Eye London has succeeded combining the unique realms of Fashion, Urban Events and Professional Sports. What can fashion aficionados expect from Animal Eye London in the near future?

Baldé: That is exactly the lifestyle we want to transmit. A really cool brand the market has never seen before. We want to reach people interested in sports, and those who enjoy a good night out and feel exclusive.

We have organized multiple events around Europe such as Pacha Barcelona, Shoko Madrid, Libertine London and soon, the team will take the brand (Animal Eye London) on a tour around Spain. In the near future, as I said, we hope to be recognized internationally and collaborate with other brands, improving each collection.

Perretta: Before we leave Keita, where can the audience find out more information about Animal Eye London?

Baldé: Yes. People can find any information about the brand on the store online, and either mine or their (Animal Eye London) social networks, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Dean Perretta
Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports Radio, FourFourTwo Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.