AS Monaco have completed the signing of Mohamed Camara from Red Bull Salzburg on a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old joins for a fee of €15 million. He was of interest to Everton as their deal for Idrissa Gueye stalled while Leeds United made a bid for him. He has now chosen to join the Principality club.
Camara replaces Aurelien Tchouameni who joined Real Madrid earlier this summer.
Camara is one of the most exciting young midfielders in European football and has drawn comparisons to N’Golo Kante of Chelsea for his physical profile and style of play.
Speaking to the club’s website, Camara said: “I am very happy to join a big club like AS Monaco. After my training in Mali, I had the opportunity to live very good seasons with Red Bull Salzburg, where I got tough and where I was able to have a wonderful first experience in Europe.”
“Now, I am fully focused in this new stage of my career and I look forward, with all of my new teammates, to meeting the many challenges that will punctuate our season.”
Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director of AS Monaco added: “At only 22 years old, Mohamed already has a significant track record for his age. In addition to the titles won with Red Bull Salzburg, he also experienced several victorious epics with the youth selections of Mali.”
“Mohamed has continued to progress in recent seasons, achieving high-level performances in the league but also internationally, in the Champions League and with Mali. He has this state of mind turned towards the collective and wins. His complete recovery midfielder profile will be an additional asset in our collective organization.”
The Mali international becomes the club’s fifth signing after completing deals for Takumi Minamino, Breel Embolo, Thomas Didillon and Malang Sarr.