Having seen Aurelian Tchouameni depart to Real Madrid for the considerable sum of 100 million euros, Monaco were faced with the task of finding another player capable of filling that monster-shaped hole in the club’s midfield.

The solution to this problem has now been found in the form of defensive midfielder Mohamad Camara. Previously at RB Salzburg, the 22 year-old Malian international has signed with Monaco for a period of five years, until 2027 in a deal that is said to be worth no less than 15 million euros.

Camara was born in Bamako, Mali where he also kicked off his career at AS Real Bamako. After completing his training, Camara was spotted in Bamako by Austrian side RB Salzburg, but would have to complete stints at other Austrian Bundesliga clubs such as FC Leifering and TSV Hartberg before he could join RBS.

Having made a solid impression in the Austrian Bundesliga so far, Camara joined RBS in the 2019/2022 season, and played 22 matches in his first year.

At the age of 19, Camara was called up for the first time with the Mali national team, and scored his first ever senior goal for his country against Chad on only his second cap with Mali.

Camara enjoyed his second and final season with RBS, becoming an Austrian champion for the third time while also playing five matches in the UEFA Champions League. After 76 matches with RBS, Camara comes to Monaco.

“At only 22 years old, Mohamed already has a significant track record for his age. In addition to the titles won with Red Bull Salzburg, he also experienced several victorious epics with the youth selections of Mali. Mohamed has continued to progress in recent seasons, achieving high-level performances in the league but also internationally, in the Champions League and with Mali,” said Monaco Sporting Director Paul Mitchell, before adding that “He has this state of mind turned towards the collective and wins. His complete recovery midfielder profile will be an additional asset in our collective organization. Welcome Mohamad!”

Speaking on his transfer to the Principality side, Camara said “I am very happy to join a big club like AS Monaco. After my training in Mali, I had the opportunity to live very good seasons with Red Bull Salzburg, where I got tough and where I was able to have a wonderful first experience in Europe.”

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