Feyenoord lose defender Kongolo to Monaco

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The Hague, July 4 (IANS) Dutch football club Feyenoord have sold defender Terence Kongolo to French champions AS Monaco, the Dutch champions announced.

The 23-year-old Kongolo signed a deal for five years at Monaco on Monday. His contract at Feyenoord expires in mid-2019. Feyenoord received around 15 million euros ($17 million) for Kongolo, Xinhua news agency quoted Dutch national broadcaster NOS.

The left-footed defender is a product of the Feyenoord youth academy. He made his debut in the first team in April 2012. In total he was active in 137 official matches for Feyenoord, in which he scored three times.

Kongolo played three matches for the Dutch national team and was part of the squad at the 2014 World Cup.

In 2016, Kongolo won the Dutch Cup with Feyenoord and this year he captured the Dutch title.

Kongolo is the second defender of the championship team who left the club. Last Wednesday, the Rotterdam-based club sold Rick Karsdorp to AS Roma.

–IANS

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