French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco have completed the signing of German defender Benjamin Henrichs from Bayer Leverkusen.
The 21-year-old joins Monaco from the German Bundesliga outfit after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal worth a reported €20 million (£18m/$23m) plus €5m in add-ons.
Henrichs moves to France after ending his 14-year association with Bayer Leverkusen.
He joined the club at the age of seven and rose through the club’s youth academy before making his debut in 2015.
The three-time Germany international went on to make 76 appearances for the first team.
He made his Germany debut against San Marino in November 2016.
On his new career move, he told Monaco’s website that: “I am very proud to be involved with AS Monaco, a European top club for many years. I will do everything to adapt quickly and help the team win many victories. I cannot wait to work with the staff and my new teammates.”
On his transfer, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said: “Benny has kicked the ball under the Bayer cross since childhood and celebrated great success.”
“We wish him all the best in his new life abroad.” He further stated.
Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: “Benjamin Henrichs is a talented defender with solid national experience and experience at the very highest international level. His arrival reinforces the quality of our workforce.”
“I am sure he will contribute to the good results of the team.” He concluded.
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