NEWS
Wednesday August 14 2019
Official: Monaco sign Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder

Sevilla have landed a club record sale of €40m from Monaco for striker Wissam Ben Yedder, it has been confirmed by the club.

The France international striker has penned a five-year deal at the Ligue 1 club, while Rony Lopes has joined the Andalusian club in a separate transfer.

Last month, Marca cited a report in L’Equipe that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both made contact with the player’s agent over a potential move - who has a €40m release clause.

This has led the France international to reject a move to Beijing Synobo Guoan which would have seen him earn a whopping €1m per month.

The 28-year-old has recently told reporters that he will consider a transfer this summer while last month, Diario AS cited a report from Soccerlink.fr that there has already been contact from Paris Saint-Germain.

The striker joined Los Rojiblancos from Toulouse in 2016 in a €9m deal and has scored 70 goals across all competitions in the time since.

Ben Yedder netted twice in Sevilla’s famous Champions League Round of 16 victory against Manchester United a season ago – to qualify the club for their first quarter-final of the competition in six decades.

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