Cameroon U20 team star Edgar Salli joins Monaco

The junior Indomitable Lions rising star signed a three-year deal with AS Monaco after he was spotted by scouts during the 2011 African Youth Championship

Cameroon champions Coton Sport have allowed their midfield powerhouse Edgar Salli to join French Ligue 2 side AS Monaco on a three-year contract.

The 18-year-old was named the player of the tournament at the South Africa 2011 junior tournament where he was approached by a number of European-based scouts, according to French magazine L’Equipe.

He is part of the Cameroon U20 team currently fine tuning in Venezuela ahead of the 2011 Fifa U20 World Cup scheduled for July 29 to August 20 in Colombia.

Cameroon lost to Nigeria 3-2 in the final of the African Youth Championship held in Johannesburg last April, but despite the loss they qualified for the junior World Cup alongside Nigeria, Egypt and Mali.

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