Swiss club Sion signs Tunisia midfielder Darragi

Swiss club FC Sion says it has reached agreement to sign Tunisia

midfielder Oussama Darragi at the end of the season.

Sion says Darragi will sign a four-year contract to move from

African Champions League winner Esperance.

The 24-year-old Darragi also helped Tunisia reach the African

Cup of Nations quarterfinals this month.

Sion says Darragi had been courted by Inter Milan, Marseille and

Werder Bremen.

Sion faces a fight to retain its top-tier status for next

season. It is appealing a 36-point deduction by the Swiss Football

Association for taking legal disputes with UEFA and FIFA to civil


The club is 16 points adrift in last place and faces a likely

relegation playoff with a second-tier team.