Russian international midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has signed for French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco from CSKA Moscow.
The 22-year-old moves to France after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract in a €30m deal.
He was strongly linked with a move to Premier League side Chelsea before he agree to join the Principality club.
Aleksandr Golovin was one of the key performers for hosts Russia as they surprisingly reached the quarterfinals of the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament.
Speaking about his move, Golovin said: “This is a new adventure for me.”
Monaco vice president and chief executive Vadim Vasilyev added that: “Aleksandr has chosen the sporting project of Monaco, which will offer him the best conditions to continue his progress.”
According to his new club, Aleksandr Golovin has been given the no.17 Jersey ahead of the upcoming league season.