Lille signs striker Nolan Roux from Brest

BY foxsports • January 20, 2012

French champion Lille has signed striker Nolan Roux from Brest on a 4 1/2-year deal.

Lille announced the signing on its website Friday without giving any financial details. French reports estimated the transfer fee at ?8 million ($11.4 million).

The 23-year-old Roux scored 25 goals in 80 league games for Brest, helping it win promotion to the first division two seasons ago. He has scored two goals in two games for France's under-21 team.

Lille also signed 18-year-old Costa Rican striker John Jairo Ruiz from Deportivo Saprissa on Friday.

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