Lille - Ligue 1 club Lille announced their first two
signings of the summer on Thursday with winger Eric Bautheac and defender
Renato Civelli on their way to northern France.
Bautheac has agreed to join from Ligue 1 rivals Nice on a
three-year contract and will undergo a medical on Friday, Lille said.
French sports daily L'Equipe put the fee at between 1.5 and
2.4 million euros (1.1m-1.7m, $1.7m-2.7m) for the 27-year-old Bautheac.
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Argentine central defender Civelli, 31, has agreed a
one-year deal and will arrive as a free agent after leaving Bursaspor in
Civelli, formerly of Nice and Marseille, will help plug the
gap left by the departure of Danish international Simon Kjaer to Fenerbahce of
The duo are the first signings made by Lille since they
appointed the Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard as
their new boss.
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