MONTPELLIER, France (AFP)
Ligue 1 champions Montpellier completed their latest close-season
signing on Friday with the capture of Nice winger Anthony Mounier
on a four-year deal.
Mounier, 24, moves to the Stade de la Mosson for a reported 3.25
million euros ($4.1m) after three seasons on the Cote d'Azur with
Montpellier beat Lyon and St Etienne to the signature of a player
who began his career at Lyon but left in 2009 after making just
20 Ligue 1 appearances.
Mounier is the third player to join the Ligue 1 champions this
summer, after defender Daniel Congre was signed from Toulouse and
attacker Gaetan Charbonnier joined from second tier club Angers.
Earlier this week, Montpellier lost star striker Olivier Giroud,
with last season's Ligue 1 leading scorer joining English giants
Rene Girard's team are preparing for a crack at next season's
Champions League after winning the French title for the first
time in their history.