Park makes Monaco move
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Forward Park Chu-Young has signed for Monaco from FC Seoul, the Ligue 1 side has confirmed. The Korea Republic star, 23, has signed a four-year deal for a reported $3 million fee.

Park, the Korean K-League's leading marksman in 2005, becomes the fourth player from his country to play in France. He earned his first international cap three years ago, and is regarded as one of the most talented young players in Asian football.

"We had been in contact with his club for several months and we are very happy he has joined us," Monaco chairman Jerome de Bontin said of Park.  

Coach Ricardo Gomes added: "He is a centre-forward, very comfortable right in front of goal. He will need a little time to adapt to our league but I hope he will manage that quickly."

I'm proud to be here. It was not me who picked this team, but the team which chose me
Park Chu-Young on joining Monaco.

Park, who speaks Portuguese having spent a year in Brazil, said: "After the Olympic Games, I played two matches with FC Seoul and I'm ready to play. ."

Monaco also signed Switzerland international and former Lyon defender Patrick Muller on a two-year deal, and Nigerian defensive midfielder Sani Kaita from Sparta Rotterdam for three seasons.