French striker Wissam Ben Yedder has officially completed a move from Sevilla to AS Monaco. The Ligue 1 outfit secured the 29-year-old’s signature in a £37.1m deal.
“I am very happy to be involved with AS Monaco,” Ben Yedder told his new club’s official website. “I felt a strong desire on the part of the club to have me come.
The Frenchman spent three seasons at Sevilla, arriving from Toulouse FC in 2016. He netted 70 70 goals in 138 games for the Soanish outfit.
“I chose Monaco because I believe in this project and I am determined to do everything possible to go after our common goals. I come with the intention to prove, as always, my qualities and with the desire to reach a new level.”
“I want to thank the club for the trust it gives me. It’s a beautiful day and the beginning of a new story that I cannot wait to start.”
Monaco were quick to secure the signing of Ben Yedder given Radamel Falcao’s precarious future in France. The Frenchman was also linked with a move to Manchester United prior to his move to Ligue1.
“Wissam is a player of great talent, a complete striker, who proved in Toulouse and Seville, but also in international competitions, all his sense of purpose. He is also a player with an exemplary mentality,” Monaco vice-president, Oleg Petrov, said upon Ben Yedder’s move being confirmed.
“His arrival is an important moment for Monaco. It demonstrates our desire to build an ambitious team to achieve the goals of the club.”
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