It has been implied for a long time. Mohamed Camara leaves champion Red Bull Salzburg after a total of four and a half years and joins the French first division club AS Monaco. At the Ligue 1 club, the 22-year-old Malian meets Takumi Minamino, an ex-professional from the city of Mozart.
Mohamed Camara said goodbye to Salzburg.
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For a long time there was talk of a possible departure from Mohammed Camara out Salzburg reported, now the change of the defensive midfielder is through. As the Austrian series champion announced, the 22-year-old Malian is leaving the city of Mozart after four and a half years and joining the French first division club AS Monaco, where he will sign a working paper for five years until summer 2027. Salzburg did not provide any information about the exact transfer modalities. With Takumi Minamino, another ex-professional of the “Red Bulls” has been under contract with the new Ligue 1 table third since the summer.
“It was a wonderful time for me at FC Red Bull Salzburg, thank you for everything. The club and the fans always had my back and gave me strength even in difficult situations. It was like family to me, I will never forget it . But now I feel that the time has come to look for a new task in a new league,” says Camara in parting.
Three championship titles and cup victories
In total, Camara played 76 competitive games for Salzburg, in which he scored three goals and provided seven assists. After moving from his home country of Mali in January 2018, the 22-year-old was initially deployed for the cooperation club FC Liefering before he was loaned to TSV Hartberg and needed more and more to become a permanent fixture in the professional team. Due to a doping ban due to a positive test with the national team, the 15-time Malian team player was slowed down in spring 2021 before he was one of the absolute regulars last season under Matthias Jaissle and knew how to convince with good performances.
After three championship titles and ÖFB Cup victories, it is now the end for Camara in Salzburg, for sports director Christoph Freund only positive words are left: “Mo has developed into a real leader and a strong personality with us in recent years. Among other things, he was always one of the players at our big international games who led the way and took responsibility for the big football world! We wish him all the best for his future career. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from him.”