The midfielder starred for Russia at the World Cup
Monaco have signed Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow.
The 22-year-old, who starred for Russia at the World Cup and had attracted the interest of Chelsea, has signed for a fee believed to be €30m on a five-year deal, and will wear the number 17 shirt.
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told Russia publication Sport Express that he felt the French club offered a better opportunity for Golovin.
He said: “Our main competitor was Chelsea. I believe Monaco offered more favourable conditions for the club and a more understandable project for Golovin.”
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