Premier League side Crystal Palace have signed midfielder Cheick Doucoure from Lens on a five-year deal.
The Mali international, who played 34 times in Ligue 1 last season, has agreed to a contract that will keep him at Selhurst Park until 2027 for a fee reported to be close to £20million.
He said: “I’m very happy, I feel a lot of joy and a lot of pride to be a Palace player. I’m proud to be at Palace today.”
The 22-year-old becomes Palace’s third signing of the summer following the previous arrivals of Malcolm Ebiowei and Sam Johnstone.
Chairman Steve Parish added: “Cheick’s arrival is yet another statement of intent, demonstrating our ambition to further improve the squad this summer.
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“We are extremely confident that Cheick will adapt seamlessly to the rigours of the Premier League and that he will contribute positively to the squad, and I wish him all the very best for his time with us.”