AS Monaco signs chelsea target


Monaco have completed the signing of Chelsea target
Aleksandr Golovin on a five-year deal from CSKA Moscow.
The 22-year-old, who starred for Russia at the World Cup,
had been linked with a move to Chelsea, with new head
coach Maurizio Sarri stating his interest in adding some
midfield quality .
Last week, CSKA Moscow team-mate Sergey Chepchugov
had hinted the midfielder could be heading to Chelsea.
However, Golovin has been snapped up by the Ligue 1
team, with Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev
admitting there was competition for his signature from
“very large European clubs”.
Vasilyev told the club’s website: “We are very happy with
the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin at AS Monaco. He is a
talented young player, very prominent during the World Cup,
but we have been following him for a long time.
“He already has solid experience in Russian first division
and internationally. Despite the competition of very large
European clubs, Aleksandr has chosen the sporting project
of AS Monaco, which will offer him the best conditions to
continue his progress.”
Golovin played in four of Russia’s World Cup games as the
hosts reached the quarter-finals before losing to Croatia on
“I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco,” Golovin said. “This
is a new adventure for me that I approach with a lot of
ambitions. I am now very much looking forward to meeting
the staff and my new teammates and to get going.”

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