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Monaco sign 22-year-old Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow

The midfielder starred for Russia at the World Cup

Sport360 staff 2018/07/27

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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