Ellyes Skhiri: Tunisia midfielder joins Cologne from Montpellier

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The 24-year-old has left France for a new challenge in the German top-flight with the Billy Goats

Bundesliga club Cologne have completed the signing of Ellyes Skhiri from French Ligue 1 club Montpellier.

The Tunisia international penned a four-year deal which will keep him at the Müngersdorfer Stadion until 2024.

Skhiri started his career at Montpellier as a youth player and rose through the ranks to become a regular in the team.

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During his professional stint at the club, he scored 10 goals in 123 Ligue 1 appearances, including the 37 league matches he played last season.

The France-born midfielder was also a member of the Tunisia squad which competed at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

He was a regular fixture in the Carthage Eagles’ campaign in Egypt, playing every minute of their matches until their 1-0 loss to Nigeria in the third/fourth-place playoff.

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