Senegalese Winger Keita Balde Joins Monaco
Monaco have completed the signing of Senegalese winger Keita Balde from Lazio on a five-year deal.
The Ligue 1 champions were busy on Tuesday while anticipating the impending departure of Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain. Monaco also signed Stevan Jovetic from Inter earlier in the day.
Monaco said Balde will wear the No. 14 shirt, but they did not announce Jovetic’s number — perhaps tellingly as purportedly leaked photos on Monday showed him wearing Mbappe’s No. 10.
Balde, a former Barcelona youth product, had 16 goals and three assists in 31 Serie A appearances last season at Lazio, where he has played since debuting as an 18-year-old in 2013.