Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tranfer news: Elderson Echiejile completes move to Monaco from Sporting Braga

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile has joined top French club AS Monaco from Portuguese club Sporting Braga.

According to Abola, the left-back’s contract with the Portuguese club, was due to run out at the end of the season and the 25-year-old has decided to return to France, where he started out with Stade Rennes in 2007.

The Nigerian international has made 108 appearances for Braga, scoring eight goals during his four-year stint with the club. Echiejile is set for his second World Cup with Nigeria in June after he established himself in his country’s first-team last year by winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and qualifying for Brazil 2014.

Very wealthy Monaco currently have the likes of Colombia superstar Radamel Falcao and ex-Barcelona star Eric Abidal on their roaster, the French side is  currently second on the French Ligue 1 table with 42 points from 20 matches, five points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.