Monaco have signed French international midfielder Camel Meriem from Bordeaux for a fee believed to be in the region of £4million.

New Bordeaux manager Ricardo has made it clear that Meriem was not part of his plans for the new season, making a move inevitable.

Meriem, capped three times by France, joined Bordeaux from sochaux in 2002 but lost form and was loaned to Marseille, where he starred in the club’s run to the 2004 UEFA Cup Final.