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AS Monaco sign French midfielder Soualiho Meite

AS Monaco complete the signing of French midfielder Soualiho Meite on a five-year contract as the Ligue 1 champions continue their summer spending.

AS Monaco have completed the signing of French midfielder Soualiho Meite on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old had been contracted to Ligue 1 side Lille, but spent last season on loan with Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem.

Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Everton have all previously been linked with a move for the Frenchman, although it is French champions Monaco that have won the race to sign the in-demand midfielder.

"It is an honour to sign for this great club. There are very good working facilities here. I followed the team's results last year. The team has solidarity, technique and lots of pace," Meite told Monaco's official website.

"The coach, [Leonardo] Jardim, has succeeded in giving the team a real collective identity. I cannot wait to start training, learning and developing under his orders. I will be doing my best to show the club management that they were right to give me my chance."

Meite has become Monaco's fourth summer signing after Youri Tielemans, Jordy Gaspar and Diego Benaglio.


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Monaco's Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim looks on prior to the French L1 football match between Monaco and Angers at Louis II stadium in Monaco on November 1, 2015
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille1794425151031
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
4Lyon168442620628
5Marseille168262925426
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne167542421326
7Nice167451214-225
8StrasbourgStrasbourg175842721623
9Nimes166552421323
10Rennes176562325-223
11Reims175751115-422
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871522-714
19MonacoMonaco163491624-813
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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