Monaco swoop for Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder

August 14, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

AS Monaco continue to make moves in the transfer market by swooping for Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder.

The French striker joins the Ligue 1 outfit for a reported fee of £37m, signing a five-year deal at the Stade Louis II.

Meanwhile, Monaco midfielder Rony Lopes goes in the opposite direction and joins Sevilla in a deal worth a reported £18.5m.

Upon returning to Ligue 1, Ben Yedder said to the club’s website: “I am very happy to be involved with AS Monaco. I felt a strong desire on the part of the club to have me come.

“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.”

Prior to joining Monaco, Ben Yedder enjoyed a profitable stint in La Liga, scoring 70 goals in 138 appearances.

Following a disastrous season in which they battled against relegation last campaign, Leonardo Jardim’s troops are not fancied to challenge for the title this season. The Principality club can be backed at huge odds of 80/1 with Betfred to win the Ligue 1 title in 2019/20 season.

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