jean-eudes aholou fills void left by joao moutinho at as monaco

13:30    26 Jul 2018

Jean-Eudes Aholou
French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco have announced the signing of Jean-Eudes Aholou from RC Strasbourg.

The central midfielder has joined the Red and White on a five-year deal from the French Ligue 1 side.

Aholou came up through Ligue 1 club Lille OSC system and scored five goals in 35 league games last season after being crowned Ligue 2 champion in 2017 with Strasbourg.

The 24-year-old towering player was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and he has played twice for the West African country.

Aholou is expected to fill the void left by Portuguese central midfielder Joao Moutinho, who recently left Monaco for English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.;

Vadim Vasilyev, the Monaco vice president and chief executive officer, explained why the former Ligue 1 champions signed Aholou.

"We are very pleased with Jean-Eudes Aholou's signing at AS Monaco, which is expanding the midfield. He showed a lot of qualities last season and we want to allow him to fully express his potential within our project," he said on the club's official website.

Aholou, who has played for Ivory Coast's youth teams, is happy to have joined Monaco ahead of the new 2018/19 season.

"I am very happy to join AS Monaco. This is a great team that everyone knows, in France and Europe, and an ambitious club that wants to win titles," he said.

"It's the sports project that attracted me here. I will give everything to bring the maximum to the group."

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