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Senegal’s Keita Balde Joins AS Monaco

AS Monaco signed Senegalese winger Keita Balde from Lazio for a fee believed to be in the sum of £27.8m. Vadim Vasilyev, Vice-President and CEO said, “We are delighted to welcome Keita Baldé to AS Monaco. He is a young forward who already has over 100 appearances in Serie A and also has experience of European competition.

“He’s a player we’ve been monitoring for some time, who has already shown a lot of quality and in whom we have a lot of faith to continue building a strong side this season.”

The youngster who signed a five-year deal said, “I’m very happy to be signing for AS Monaco, a club with a great history. I’m very pleased to be here and can’t wait to start playing.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”A lot of players and friends have said good things to me about the club, the spirit in the squad and the team. When you get the chance to come here, you accept straight away. It’s the ideal project for me. I’m very happy to be joining a strong squad, with big players who had a brilliant season last year.”[/perfectpullquote]

The 20-year-old was heavily linked with moves to other clubs like West Ham, Juventus, and Tottenham but chose to play for Monaco.

Balde managed to score 16 goals and provided 3 assists in 31 appearances for the Serie A club with many believing that this signing is one bargain for Monaco.



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