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Crystal Palace signed Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure from Lens in a deal worth a reported £20 million ($23 million) on Monday.
Doucoure agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club after impressing for Lens in the French top-flight last season.
The 22-year-old was one of Patrick Vieira's top transfer targets as the Palace boss looked for a replacement for England midfielder Conor Gallager, who has returned to Chelsea after last season's loan spell at Selhurst Park.
"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," Doucoure said.
Doucoure is Palace's third close-season signing following the arrivals of Malcolm Ebiowei and Sam Johnstone.
Palace 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."