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Manchester United target Ben Yedder joins Monaco


Monaco have completed the signing of Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder, after paying the French international's €40-million release clause.

The 29-year-old, who was strongly linked with Manchester United this summer, returns to Ligue 1 after three seasons with Sevilla, where he scored 70 goals in 138 games.

Ben Yedder's signed a five-year contract at the with the Principality side and says he's delighted to move back to France.

"I am very happy to be involved with AS Monaco," Ben Yedder told Monaco's official website.

"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."

Monaco midfielder Rony Lopes has moved in the opposite direction with Sevilla paying €20-million for his services.



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