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Soccer-Nigeria defender Echiejile joins Monaco


MONACO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile has joined Monaco on a four-and-a-half year contract, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

No financial details where disclosed over the transfer of the left back, who joined Portuguese club Braga on a four-year deal from Stade Rennes in 2010.

Echiejile, 25, will be in competition for a first-team place with Layvin Kurzawa who has been in fine form this season.

Monaco are second in Ligue 1 with 42 points from 20 games, five adrift of champions Paris St Germain. (Reporting by Etienne Ballerini; Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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