Saint-Etienne signs striker Danijel Aleksic

Saint-Etienne signs striker Danijel Aleksic

Published Jan. 18, 2012 12:06 p.m. ET

Saint-Etienne has signed Serbian striker Danijel Aleksic after he impressed during a trial period.

The French club announced the deal on its website Wednesday, saying that the 20-year-old Aleksic has signed a 3 1/2 year contract after spending two weeks training with the club.

Aleksic has played once for Serbia, and he previously played for Italian side Genoa and on loan to German second-division club Greuther Furth.

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier says ''we saw a lot of qualities in him, Danijel is a bright prospect.''