Monaco, July 27 (IANS) Russian young midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, one of the break out stars of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on Friday signed a five-year contract with Monaco FC with a reported transfer fee of $34 million from CSKA Moscow.
“AS Monaco is very pleased to announce the signing of Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for 5 years, until June 2023,” a statement from Monaco read.
The sum of the transfer deal has not been disclosed, however, a statement on the official website of CSKA Moscow FC states that it was a record-breaker for the Russian football club, reports Tass news agency.
For the signing of Golovin, Monaco have beaten the likes of Chelsea and Juventus.
Born in the Siberian town of Kaltan, the 22-year-old Golovin played a total of 113 matches for CSKA Moscow FC, including 23 matches as part of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League and also won the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) championship in 2016.
He debuted in the Russian top division in 2015 at the age of 18.
At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Golovin appeared in four matches for his national side scoring a goal and delivering two assists.
In all, Golovin has played 23 matches for the Russian national squad.