Ben Yedder: costliest Ligue 1 transfer of the summer

French Ligue 1 club "Monaco" have revealed that they had bought veteran French striker Wissam Ben Yedder from Sevilla, with  an exchange of the young Portuguese attacker "Rony Lopes" going the other way.
According to media sources close to Monaco, the transfer fee is for 40 million euros ($44.7 million), the amount of the Ben Yedder's release clause, with "Rony Lopes" valued at 20 million euros.
Ben Yedder has reportedly signed a five-year contract.
This transfer deal have undoubtedly made "Ben Yedder" the most expensive player bought by a Ligue 1 club so far in this new season summer's transfer window, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain recruits Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo.
So far so good, "Ben Yedder" has four French caps and scored a total number of 70 goals for Sevilla in 138 matches spanning over three seasons. He moved to La Liga in 2016 after six seasons at Toulouse.
"Wissam is a very talented player, a complete striker, who has proved his ability to score in Toulouse and Seville, but also in international competitions. He is also a player with an exemplary attitude," said club vice-president Oleg Petrov in a statement.
"I come with the intention of proving, as always, my qualities and with the desire to reach a new level," said the player.
While on the reverse side, Rony Lopes, who was under contract with Monaco until June 2022, has signed a five-year deal with Sevilla.
it is revealed that the 23-year-old "Rony Lopes" joined Monaco in 2015 for around 15 million euros from Manchester City, before being loaned to Lille for a season and a half. Back in Monaco in 2017, he scored 15 goals and won the first of his two Portuguese caps in November 2017. Last season he scored four goals as Monaco struggled.
Monaco, French champion in 2017 and runners up in 2018, are rebuilding after a season of low performance.

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