Clerc signs deal with Nice in bid to revive career

French defender Francois Clerc has signed a two-year contract

with Nice after three months of uncertainty about his future

following two injury-hit seasons.

The deal was announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not

disclosed.

Clerc was cut by Lyon after playing only 16 league games in 2

seasons due to knee injuries, and he had struggled to find a new

team.

The right back, who has played 14 games for France, spent the

offseason training with a fitness coach.