Valencia seals 30 million euro Abdennour deal

The 26-year-old has swapped Monaco for Mestalla mere days after his new club qualified for the Champions League at the expense of his former employer.

( – Valencia has confirmed the signing of heart again Aymen Abdennour from Monaco.

Abdennour had been linked with a transfer to Barcelona earlier in the summertime however has now joined los Che for an estimated 25 million euros ($27.6 million), plus €5 million ($5.6 million) in add-ons.

The Tunisia worldwide, 26, handed a medical on Saturday and signed a contract till 2020 at Mestalla, with Valencia having coincidentally certified for the Champions League group stage on the expense of Monaco on Tuesday.

“Valencia are a terrific membership in Spain and in Europe, I had no doubts,” Abdennour instructed his new facet’s official web site. “I’m completely happy to be right here in a critical and bold mission, I need to thank the technical workers, president Lay Hoon and proprietor Peter Lim.

“I’m going to offer something to have season with my new teammates and I hope to win a number of video games.

He added: “I do know the membership and the gamers properly, everyone is aware of Valencia as a result of they’ve a number of trophies and are a terrific soccer membership. I am very completely happy to return to one of the best league on the earth and I hope to do properly with the group.”

Lay Hoon mentioned: “Aymen is among the greatest defenders in Europe; sturdy, younger and with nice potential. I’m completely happy as a result of he has proven his curiosity in and committment to our mission from the primary second.”

Abdennour began his profession with Etoile du Sahel and moved to Europe with a mortgage spell at Werder Bremen in 2010, earlier than becoming a member of Toulouse a 12 months later and transferring to Monaco – initially on mortgage – in 2014.


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