Ligue 1 - Monaco sign Isimat-Mirin

France Under-21 centre back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin has joined big-spending Monaco from Valenciennes, the Ligue 1 newcomers said on Friday.

Ligue 1 - Monaco sign Isimat-Mirin

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Paris St Germain's Jeremy Menez fights for the ball with Nicolas Isimat Mirin of Valenciennes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

The 21-year-old has signed a four-year deal and joins for a fee, according to media reports, of four million euros (£3.4 million).

"We've watched him all along the last season. He's young but already has a great experience in the Ligue 1 and has a big potential," Monaco's technical director Ricardo Pecini told the club's website.

Ambitious Monaco, regarded as the main challengers to champions Paris St Germain next season, will have to overcome a two-point deficit after they were sanctioned following violent incidents by fans during their Ligue 2 title celebrations.

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