Elderson Echiejile completes move to Monaco

The Nigeria defender has completed a move to the municipality side and will be with them until 2018

Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile has completed a move to French municipality club Monaco from Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

The Super Eagles man has signed a four and half year contract that will see him at Monaco until 2018.

The 25-year-old was part of the Nigeria squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 and also played at the Confederations Cup where he scored a goal against Tahiti.

"I am very happy and very proud to return to France with a club like Monaco, who are one of the best in Europe and who possess great repute in Africa since George Weah emerged there,” Echiejile told the club’s website.

"Moreover, excellent Nigerian players have worn the shirt, like Victor Ikpeba and Lukman Haruna, and I'll give the best of myself to succeed them as well as I can."

Echiejile previously played at Rennes in the French first division.